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6s233 SAYONARA linen military 1sh R60s Miiko Taka is not allowed to love Marlon Brando but she will!

Date Sold 5/1/2016
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An Undated (probably 1960s) Re-Release Theatrical Linenbacked Military One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm]) (Learn More)

Sayonara, the 1957 Joshua Logan (nominated for the Best Director Academy Award for this film) romantic Japan military service interracial romantic melodrama ("This is MARLON BRANDO and an exquisite new Japanese star. They live James A. Michener's story of defiant desire. It is called SAYONARA"; "Filmed in Japan in the never-before-seen beauty of TECHNIRAMA and TECHNICOLOR presented by Warner Bros."; "Once you've seen 'Sayonara' you've seen the greatest!"; "Any girl, any girl but her."; "-And then she said, 'I am not allowed to love. But I will love you if that is your desire...'"; "Based on the novel by James A. Michener"; "Song: 'Sayonara' Words and Music by Irving Berlin"; nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award) starring Marlon Brando (nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for this film), Patricia Owens, Red Buttons (winner of the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for this film), Ricardo Montalban, Martha Scott, Miyoshi Umeki (winner of the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for this film), James Garner, Miiko Taka (billed as "introducing for the first time Miiko Taka"), and Kent Smith
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Important Added Info: This is a military one-sheet. Military one-sheets were printed at the same time as the regular U.S. one-sheets when the movie was first released. They were made to be used on U.S. military installations. Sometimes the poster has small writing at the bottom that says "For Distribution and Use at U.S. Military Establishments Only", and sometimes they just have "Litho in U.S.A." or "Printed in U.S.A." in small letters in the lower right or lower left (most often, the ones that were used in the 1950s in the Korean War have "Litho in U.S.A.", and the ones that were used in the 1960s in the Vietnam War have "Printed in U.S.A.). This is one of the posters that says "Printed in U.S.A.".

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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: very good. The poster had tiny paper loss at the crossfolds and minor fold and border wear. Overall, the poster was in very good condition prior to linenbacking. The poster was nicely backed, and displays well!
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