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Auction History Result

2k009 SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS paper banner 1957 James Stewart as Charles Lindbergh, Billy Wilder, rare!

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)

The Spirit of Saint Louis, the 1957 Billy Wilder biographical historical airplane aviation pilot adventure thriller ("No motion picture has ever come so close to a man, and an era -- an era that belonged to young people. This is the most deeply moving personal adventure of our time!"; "This was the era that belonged to young people - but mostly it belonged to a shy lanky guy... The screen has never come so close to the heart of a man, and an era!"; "...as the world held its breath --"; "The most deeply moving personal adventure of our time!"; "Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book by Charles A. Lindbergh"; about Charles Lindbergh, famed aviator who flew the first solo transcontinental airplane flight from New York to Paris) starring James Stewart (Jimmy Stewart; "in his role of roles as Charles A. Lindbergh"), Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith, Bartlett Robinson, Marc Connelly, and Clarence Muse
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Important Added Info: Note that this is an extremely rare poster! We have never auctioned one in all our years of auctioning. Note also that this banner is a silkscreen printed poster with an actual photo which has neatly been "tipped in" (glued to the left side of the poster). Paper banners were sometimes made in this way at that time, and it makes for a striking poster, and few people would realize that it is not printed on a single piece, unless they examine the poster closely. Note that the silkscreen portions of this poster usually pick up scuff marks far more easily than other posters of this period (this was caused by the method of silkscreen printing, and is very common on these posters, and is not considered a major defect, unless it is very noticeable or distracting).

Condition: good to very good. The poster has a few creases and scuff marks scattered in various areas and a few edge defects (and just a few of those are repaired with tape from the back). Overall the paper banner has survived in much nicer condition than many other paper banners of this time period and is in pretty nice condition!
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