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Auction History Result

9w003 ALAMO 1/2sh '60 Brown art of John Wayne & Richard Widmark in the War of Independence!

Date Sold 8/5/2014
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Unfolded Half-Sheet Movie Poster (1/2sh; measures 22" x 28" [56 x 71 cm]) (Learn More)

The Alamo, the 1960 John Wayne Texas War of Independence cowboy western ("The screen's 12 million dollar spectacle! thousands in the cast! years in the making!"; "It took years to make... it cost $12,000,000 will be remembered forever!"; "The mission that became a fortress... The fortress that became a shrine..."; "Mammoth thousands upon thousands in the cast!... 12 million dollars poured into its filming ...years in the making!"; "You'll Remember The Vast Armies Avalanching Across Mountain And Plain! You'll Remember The Awesome Siege of the Cannon! You'll Remember The Stand Of The 156 Men Against 7,000! You'll Remember Davy Crockett Standing On the Ramparts! You'll Remember The Daring Raid Into the Heart Of The Enemy Camp! You'll Remember The Unsung Exploit Of The Midnight Courier! You'll Remember The Charge of the Scarlet Plumes!"; nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award) starring John Wayne ("as Colonel David Crockett", better known as Davy Crockett), Richard Widmark ("as Colonel James Bowie"), Laurence Harvey ("as Colonel Wm. Barret Travis"), Frankie Avalon, Patrick Wayne, Linda Cristal, Joan O'Brien, Chill Wills (nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for this film), Joseph Calleia, and Richard Boone (billed as "Guest Star Richard Boone"). Note that this movie was first announced by Republic Pictures in 1950, starring John Wayne, but for various reasons, the movie was never made at that time. Finally, Wayne was able to get it made (with himself as the director) a full decade later!
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Artist: Reynold Brown
Important Added Info: Note that this poster has never been folded! Some pre-1970 half-sheet posters were folded twice horizontally at the poster exchange, while some were not. It can be difficult to find an unfolded example of many pre-1970 half-sheet posters (note that most post-1970 half-sheets were NOT folded, so they are pretty much only found unfolded, and therefore this does not apply to those half-sheets).

Condition: good to very good. The poster has darkened slightly with age and there are some scuff marks scattered throughout. There are some small stains, 1" and smaller tears, and minor creases around the edges of the poster. The poster is otherwise in generally nice condition and it displays pretty well from a reasonable viewing distance.
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