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THE GRADUATE 1967 U. S. 1 sheet Style A first poster! Mike Nichols filmartgallery

THE GRADUATE 1967 U. S. 1 sheet Style A first poster! Mike Nichols filmartgallery

THE GRADUATE 1967 U. S. 1 sheet Style A first poster! Mike Nichols filmartgallery
Original, first release, linen-backed U. 1 Sheet poster for the 1967 classic “The Graduate”, based on the book by Calder Willingham, adapted by Willingham & Buck Henry, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross. This was Nichols’ second feature film and he won an Oscar for it. The film also propelled a then-unknown Hoffman into superstardom. Note that there are a number of different 1 Sheet posters for the 1967/1968 release of the film (it was hugely successful and played in theaters for over a year). When it opened in limited release (from Embassy Pictures) in the USA in December 1967 there were two regular one-sheets: this one – the Style A – has the classic photo image of Bancroft’s stockinged leg with Benjamin in the background, while the Style B had a line drawing of a woman’s leg. Beginning in January 1968, United Artists (which had distribution right for the rest of the world) printed THEIR versions of the exact same poster – only the company logo was changed. So there are four different original release one-sheets the ones from United Artists say 1SH FOR. To make things even more complicated, right after the movie won several Academy Awards, new posters were printed with “Academy Award Winner” added to the area at top (the fact that this large area had been left blank says to me that they had planned in advance to add this after the Academy Awards). The pre-award one-sheets, especially the “This is Benjamin” style, from Embassy and – to a slightly lesser extent – United Artists are the most desirable posters from this movie. Offered here is the original, pre-Awards, Embassy release U. Poster measures 27×41 inches (linen border extends about 3/4 inch all around) and condition is very fine: originally folded and theater-used, it has been beautifully backed and is ready to frame. Please note that the magnets in the borders are used during the photographic process and are not pushpins or elements of the design. PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER AUCTIONS AND STORE ITEMS FOR COOL MOVIE POSTERS. It must come back in the same condition as it was sent. FILM/ART has one of the finest collections of original movie posters. The item “THE GRADUATE 1967 U. S. 1 sheet Style A first poster! Mike Nichols filmartgallery” is in sale since Wednesday, July 22, 2015. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States\1960-69″. The seller is “filmartgallery” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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THE GRADUATE 1967 U. S. 1 sheet Style A first poster! Mike Nichols filmartgallery

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