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Auction History Result

8m061 IN SEARCH OF GREGORY paper banner '70 pretty Julie Christie w/ Michael Sarrazin & John Hurt!

Date Sold 7/5/2015
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Movie Paper Banner (measures 24" x 80" [61 x 203 cm]) (Learn More)

In Search of Gregory, the 1970 Peter Wood English/Italian Italy Switzerland surreal romantic bizarre love triangle melodrama ("Sister, Brother, Lover, a most irregular triangle"; about a girl who is in search of a mysterious man who may not even exist, and along the way, she has an encounter with a sports star, and avoids encounters with her brother, with whom she once had an improper relationship) starring Julie Christie, Michael Sarrazin (in the title role as Gregory), John Hurt, Paola Pitagora, and Adolfo Celi
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Important Added Info: 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). We have been consigned a wonderful collection of 133 of these paper banners, and we are auctioning them all, in 133 separate auctions. This is a great opportunity to acquire one or many of these rare posters!

Condition: good to very good. There are some scuffs and dot stains scattered throughout the poster, and some pinholes around the edges (see our image).
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