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2k005 DARK PASSAGE paper banner 1947 great close up of smoking Humphrey Bogart & sexy Lauren Bacall!

Date Sold 12/13/2018
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Unfolded Movie Paper Banner (measures 24" x 82" [61 x 208 cm]) (Learn More)

Dark Passage, the 1947 Delmer Daves San Francisco California romantic crime film noir ("Together again!"; "In danger as violent as their love!!!"; "Their crowning achievement together!"; "The hunted become the hunters... As a spectacular Saturday Evening Post serial is brought to the screen!"; "From the Novel by David Goodis") starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead, Tom D'Andrea, Clifton Young, and Douglas Kennedy. Note that this was the third movie in which Humphrey Bogart co-starred with Lauren Bacall. They first met during the filming of "To Have and Have Not" in 1944, and then were married in 1945. They re-teamed for "The Big Sleep" in 1946, and then made this movie the following year. They teamed again in "Key Largo" in 1948, but they did not make another movie together after that, likely having a lot to do with their having two children.
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Important Added Info: The poster was used for a re-release, and there is a re-release NSS written in the left and right blank borders. This absolutely IS a 1947 paper banner that was simply used for a re-release. Note that in the 1910s through 1930s, studios would make large cloth banners that movie theaters could hang up above their lobbies (or above their entrances). In the early 1940s, they changed to making paper banners (perhaps there was a cloth shortage during World War II). At first, they were made of one-sheet-like paper, and they didn't survive very well, and they apparently were not very popular, because very few survive. At some point around 1946, they changed to making them out of a heavy paper stock, similar to that used for 40x60s, but measuring 24" x 80". Many people think these became very popular at drive-in theaters, which were then expanding at a major pace throughout the country. The paper banners were very popular until the late 1960s, and then far fewer were made (perhaps corresponding to the decline in popularity of drive-in theaters).

Condition: good to very good. The poster was used for a re-release, and there is a re-release NSS written in the left and right blank borders. There are scuffs and some faint smudges scattered throughout and tiny paper loss in the right of the bottom border. There is brown paper tape on the back of the left and right blank borders, but they were not put there for a restoration purpose.
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