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Lot #: #196 GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES 3sheet53 Monroe

Date Sold 12/16/2003
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Appears in Vintage Hollywood Posters 6

The image at right appears in the auction catalog we published as shown above and was sold long ago and we do NOT have it available for purchase.

Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked Folded Three-Sheet Movie Poster (measures 41" x 81") (Learn More)

Howard Hawks' Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the classic 1953 Howard Hawks romantic musical son-of-rich-man-loves-beautiful-wacky-showgirl-and-his-father-does-everything-to-break-them-up comedy ("The two M-M-Marvels of our age in the wonder musical of the world!"; "Based on the musical Comedy by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos"; "Music and Lyrics by Jule Styne and Leo Robin"; "Presented on the Stage by Herman Levin and Oliver Smith") starring Jane Russell (as Dorothy Shaw), Marilyn Monroe (as Lorelei Lee), Charles Coburn (as Sir Francis 'Piggy' Beekman), Elliot Reid, Tommy Noonan, George Winslow (the little boy with the super deep voice, billed as "George 'Foghorn' Winslow"), Marcel Dalio, Taylor Holmes, Norma Varden, Howard Wendell, and Steven Geray
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Important Added Info: This three-sheet was printed in 2 sections which were combined during the linenbacking process.

Condition: very good to fine. The poster is linenbacked; prior to restoration the poster basically had only minor fold and border wear; there is next-to-no restoration of any kind on the poster!; the person who backed the poster must have done so imperfectly, for the poster is slightly "lifting" from the linen, in the bottom center and in the black area directly below the title; I know that any talented restorer could certainly re-glue these areas without re-backing the poster, and its only minor flaws would be completely corrected!
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