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3p057 CHILD IS WAITING linen 1sh '63 Howard Terpning art of Burt Lancaster & Judy Garland!

Date Sold 12/7/2014
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm]) (Learn More)

A Child is Waiting, the classic 1963 John Cassavetes mentally-and-emotionally-challenged-children-locked-away-in-institutions melodrama ("Burt Lancaster & Judy Garland take an untouched theme, and make it touching and unforgettable!"; "A child can be so many things, warmth... love... laughter... and sometimes a child can be heartbreak!"; "Only Burt Lancaster and Judy Garland could tell this untold story... And make your heart tell it over and over again!"; "If this were flesh of your flesh - would you hold it close, protect it, love it, or would you turn your back and run..."; "Burt Lancaster and Judy Garland ignite a motion picture that gives so much... that goes so far... looks so deep into the feelings of man and woman!"; "See it! - Don't be ashamed - learn the facts! This story is true! It has no color or race barriers! Because it could happen to any person or family!"; "Parents! Where is your child tonight?"; "Written by Abby Mann"; about Lancaster running a school for mentally deficient and emotionally disturbed children; daring for its time, both in its willingness to deal head-on with difficult issues, and for casting real mentally deficient actors in key roles) starring Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Gena Rowlands (the wife of the director, in a small, but excellent role!), Steven Hill (decades before "Law and Order"), Bruce Ritchey, Paul Stewart, and Lawrence Tierney (in a small role as Gena Rowlands' second husband)
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Artist: Howard Terpning
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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: good to very good. The poster had tiny paper loss at the crossfolds and some separation and tiny tears on parts of some foldlines. There were some staple holes around the edges of the poster. The poster was used in a Spanish language theater, and they very neatly lettered the title in Spanish in the top left background area. Overall, the poster was in good to very good condition prior to linenbacking. The poster was pretty well backed, but the restorer left alone the Spanish language title in the top left.
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