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2j012 LONG NIGHT linen Italian 1p 1948 Olivetti art of Henry Fonda & Barbara Bel Geddes, ultra rare!

Date Sold 12/11/2018
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An Original 1948 (from the first release of this movie in Italy) Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked Italian One-Panel (known in Italy as a "2 Fogli") Movie Poster (1p; measures 39" x 55" [99 x 140 cm]) (Learn More)

The Long Night, the 1947 Anatole Litvak romantic love triangle crime film noir murder thriller ("Love that promised the world... but paid off in bullets!"; "Bullets only kill..but love can hurt!"; "A boy betrayed by love defies the world!"; "Based on a story by Jacques Viot") starring Henry Fonda, Barbara Bel Geddes, Vincent Price, Ann Dvorak, and Howard Freeman. Note that this movie is a remake of the classic 1939 French movie, "Le jour se leve" starring Jean Gabin, which many consider to be one of the very first French film noirs, which themselves were inspired by 1930s U.S. gangster movies. The movie closely follows the plot and format of the 1939 original, which begins with a man barricading himself in an apartment with weapons and defying the police to capture him, and then the rest of the movie is a flashback explaining how he found himself in this deadly situation.
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Artist: Giorgio Olivetti
Important Added Info: Note that Italian posters from the first few years after World War II are among the most rare posters there are! Apparently, there were still major paper shortages in Italy, and few posters were printed, and most were recycled. This is an extremely rare first release Italian poster from 1948.

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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: very good. The poster had tiny paper loss at some crossfolds and minor wear in the borders. It had some smudges around the edges and in the white background areas. Overall, the poster was in very good condition prior to linenbacking. The poster was nicely backed, and displays well!
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