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2j096 BATTLE TAXI 1sh '55 Sterling Hayden, Arthur Franz, fiery helicopter action art!

Date Sold 7/10/2012
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 26" x 39" [66 x 99 cm]) (Learn More)

Battle Taxi, the 1955 Herbert L. Strock Korean War military helicopter thriller ("...The behind-the-lines story of the flak-defying 'Pinwheel Pilots' who fly into battle barehanded!"; "They drop out of Heaven - to pull 'em out of Hell!"; "Here is the first great story of the suicide squad of the air! Men who fly into battle barehanded!"; "Produced with full cooperation of the Department of Defense, United States Air Force, Headquarters, Air Rescue Service and the 42nd Air Rescue Squadron.") starring Sterling Hayden ("As Captain Russ Edwards"; "They called his outfit 'sitting ducks' - but he made them avenging eagles!"), Arthur Franz, Marshall Thompson, John Dennis, and Leo Needham
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Important Added Info: Note that this poster has been trimmed and it now measures 26" x 39" [66 x 99 cm]. The poster was placed on to a very thin linen backing shortly after being printed. The purpose was to reinforce the poster, so that it would survive, when it was passed from theater to theater, and when it was put up on walls and taken down. Such posters can be professionally removed from the original linen and placed on to a proper linen backing. I have done this to several such posters, and they end up looking wonderful!

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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: good. The borders were trimmed from the poster. After the poster was mounted onto the linen, the borders were folded over the front of edges of the poster and glued down. There is a distributor snipe at top and at lower right. A restorer can remove the poster from the old linen and properly linenback it, after which it will look great!
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