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5m159 SUMMERTIME linen 1sh '55 Katharine Hepburn went to Venice a tourist & came home a woman!

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)

Summertime (released in Japan as "David Lean's Summertime"), the 1955 David Lean (nominated for the Best Director Academy Award for this film) English/U.S. Venice Italy romantic melodrama ("Suddenly it seemed as if all the fireworks in Venice were exploding! Between sunset and dawn... in the world's most fabulous city... a dream of love becomes a reality!"; "Hepburn... As you've never seen her!"; "Venice... As you've never seen it!"; "Here is the great Hepburn at her greatest - as a girl who comes to Venice a tourist - and goes home a woman! Here, captured for the first time, are the web-flung canals and unbelievable splendors of the world's most fabulous city! ...What '3 Coins In The Fountain' did for Rome - 'Summertime' does for Venice!"; "All the pent-up yearning of her life was finally fulfilled... Amid the splendor of the world's most fabulous city!"; "She came to Venice a Tourist -And went Home a Woman!"; "It happened to Hepburn... as the woman who hungers all her life for the one love - and finally, in Venice, she finds it!"; "It happens in Venice... The world's most fabulous city as you've never seen it - from its web flung canals to its colorful piazzas!"; "It happens in 'Summertime'.... The best time of all!"; "Filmed on location in Venice, Italy"; "Based on Arthur Laurents' 'The Time of the Cuckoo,' produced on the Broadway stage by Robert Whitehead and Walter Fried") starring Katharine Hepburn (nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award for this film), Rossano Brazzi, Darren McGavin, Isa Miranda, and Mari Aldon
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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: good. The poster had numbers written on the back of the top center and they bled through to the front at the top crossfold. It also had minor wear on the foldlines and pinholes around the edges. Overall, the poster was in good condition prior to linenbacking. The poster was pretty well backed, but the restorer did no restoration, and the bleed-through at the top crossfold is noticeable (see our image)
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