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5m077 JET PILOT linen 1sh '57 great artwork of John Wayne, jet-hot thrills, Howard Hughes!

Date Sold 3/1/2015
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm]) (Learn More)

Howard Hughes' Jet Pilot, the 1957 Josef von Sternberg Cold War airplane aviation military fighter pilot romantic melodrama ("Earth-shaking, sky-shattering!"; "Exploding with all the power of the Jet-Age... With all the passion of a daring love story!"; "She made him forget he was a soldier! He made her remember she was a woman!"; "The greatest air spectacle of the Jet Age"; "Jet-Flame action! Jet-Hot thrills!"; "Greatest air spectacle of the Jet Age!"; "Earth-shaking, sky-shattering!... SO BIG it took years to make!"; "THE ROAR OF JETS! Those Screaming Eagles are on the job in the greatest air spectacle of the jet age!"; "No man can pay the price for what this woman offers!"; "ONLY THE SKY was big enough to hold the sweep and power of this epic-making picture!"; "Written and Produced by Jules Furthman"; produced by Howard Hughes) starring John Wayne, Janet Leigh, "The U.S. Air Force", Jay C. Flippen, Paul Fix, Hans Conried, John Bishop, Roland Winters, and Richard Rober. Note that RKO had ceased to exist at the time this movie was released, and that Universal probably re-used old printing plates, and put their logo at the bottom, covering over the old one which explains why materials on this movie have both studios printed on them!
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Artist: Ren Wicks
Important Added Info: Note that this some posters for this movie have the RKO logo in the lower right, but under that is "Released by UNIVERSAL-INTERNATIONAL". There are other posters that don't have that printing in the lower right, but which have the RKO copyright overprinted with black in the lower left, and have "UNIVERSAL PICTURES CO., INC." overprinted below it. We believe this means that these posters were used for the non-U.S. release of this movie. If anyone knows for sure, please e-mail us and we will post it here.

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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: fair. Some demented teen drew a silly sideburn on Wayne and also pencil marks on his upper lip. There is a pencil mark that goes from his eyebrow into the background at the left of his head. Otherwise, the poster had tiny paper loss at the crossfolds and minor fold and border wear. The person who backed the poster did not attempt to restore the graffiti (see our image). Please do not bid on this poster unless you can accept its significant defects described above or are willing to pay to have them properly restored.
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