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e001 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE linen six-sheet movie poster '46 best Frank Capra

Date Sold 12/18/2007
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked Six-Sheet Movie Poster (measures 81" x 81") (Learn More)

Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, the classic 1946 Frank Capra (nominated for the Best Director Academy Award for this film) banking family fantasy romantic melodrama ("Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! How could it be anything else!"; "They're going steady... straight to your heart!"; "It's a Wonderful Love!"; "Frank Capra's wonderfilm..."; nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award; about a man at the brink of suicide, and an angel appears who shows him all the good that he did, by showing him how his world would have been if he had never been born, and that renews his faith) starring James Stewart (Jimmy Stewart; nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for this film; "America's Favorite Feller..."; as George Bailey), Donna Reed ("Jimmy's Favorite Girl..."; as Mary Bailey), Lionel Barrymore (as Mr. Potter), Thomas Mitchell (as Uncle Billy), Henry Travers (best remembered for playing Clarence the angel in this movie!), Beulah Bondi (as James Stewart's mom), Ward Bond (as Bert), Frank Faylen (as Ernie), Gloria Grahame (in a memorable role as Violet, the "bad" girl), H.B. Warner (as Mr. Gower), Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer (as Freddie), Stanley Andrews, Sheldon Leonard (as Nick), William Edmunds, Jimmy Hawkins, Samuel S. Hinds, Frank Hagney, Karolyn Grimes, Virginia Patton, and Todd Karns
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Important Added Info: Note that I have only ever seen one other example of this poster! It was consigned to me in 1993, and I auctioned it on December 13th of that year, and it sold for $18,400. The poster offered here is definitely a different example of the poster, and I know of no other examples of this poster!

Also note that this is a linenbacked six-sheet, and it needs to be sent in a very long and very sturdy tube. It can be sent anywhere in the United States via the Post Office, but it may be too large to send to other countries via the Post Office. It may cost hundreds of dollars to send this poster to another country via a freight service, so please bear that in mind BEFORE placing a bid on this poster!

Condition: very good. The poster was purchased by a major Frank Capra collector over 30 years ago from a poster exchange. He had it displayed on his wall all these years! Being displayed caused the poster to slightly fade throughout. There were some tiny areas of paper loss at some crossfolds, and some creases and tiny tears on parts of some foldlines. The poster was recently linenbacked, and restoration was performed on the above defects, and there has been some painting of the red letters of the title and the blue letters of the stars' credits, to "even them out" (they are not completely re-painted, but they have scattered painting throughout, to better restore the small defects contained within individual letters). Overall, the poster was in very good condition prior to linenbacking. The poster was nicely backed, and displays well!
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