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THE GREATEST LAWRENCE OF ARABIA Movie Poster WORLDWIDE!’62 24-Sheet BILLBOARD

THE GREATEST LAWRENCE OF ARABIA Movie Poster WORLDWIDE!'62 24-Sheet BILLBOARD
THE GREATEST LAWRENCE OF ARABIA Movie Poster WORLDWIDE!'62 24-Sheet BILLBOARD
THE GREATEST LAWRENCE OF ARABIA Movie Poster WORLDWIDE!'62 24-Sheet BILLBOARD
THE GREATEST LAWRENCE OF ARABIA Movie Poster WORLDWIDE!'62 24-Sheet BILLBOARD
THE GREATEST LAWRENCE OF ARABIA Movie Poster WORLDWIDE!'62 24-Sheet BILLBOARD

THE GREATEST LAWRENCE OF ARABIA Movie Poster WORLDWIDE!'62 24-Sheet BILLBOARD
PRIDE OF THE UK! #1 RAREST 1960’s POSTER! #1 MOST RESPECTED BRITISH FILM! Up for sale is simply THE greatest 1960’s movie poster on THE greatest 1960’s movie title: Lawrence of Arabia! Aside from being the most important 1960’s movie title, Lawrence of Arabia has held its position as the most beloved British film of all time, and that includes all of the Alfred Hitchcock productions and the large myriad of James Bond films. Immediately upon its initial release, the film was heralded as a standalone masterpiece of the arts. It received all the top honors, including seven (7) Academy Award wins, including Best Picture of the Year! To this day, it’s still cited by many film aficionados as being “the best” of all the Best Picture winners. After the film won the seven Oscars new posters were printed touting that achievement. This amazing 24-sheet billboard was made before the film was released and before all of that acclaim. It was made to advertise the first limited Roadshow release in 1962. Very few were made, and almost all of them were destroyed by being pasted up to the billboards. This example is a happy exception. In fact, this is one of only two ORIGINALS known to still exist! In over 40+ years of diligently collecting billboards, I’ve only heard of one other surviving example, and that appeared to be seriously faded. This amazing unused original has never seen the light of day, that is – except for the brief instance it was opened to photograph it. The colors are as bright and fresh as the day it was printed, over 55 years ago! The design of this spectacular poster display perfectly represents the sweeping nature of this cinematic spectacle. Georges Kerfyser’s remarkable artwork really shines on this lithograph, as it’s shown in its full-unrestricted glory. Kerfyser’s art was originally designed to fill this broad and wide 24-sheet billboard. The studio cropped it down and jammed a restricted version of it on all of the other poster formats. After seeing the art on this 24-sheet (as it was originally intended) you can really see how lackluster the other smaller formats are in comparison. This 1-of-a-kind is priced accordingly. This poster, as was the case with all 24-sheet posters manufactured at the time, is printed in multiple separate paper sections. I’ve posted photos of all the different pieces. When assembled, in total, it measures about 19 feet 7 inches by 8 feet 9 inches. The poster can easily be linen-mounted in one perfect piece. I’ve had numerous 24-sheet posters mounted over the years. I can advise the winner of this poster on where to go to get that properly done. The poster is in. AMAZING EXTRA FINE++ to NearMINT ORIGINAL UNUSED ORIGINAL CONDITION. It was unfolded once or twice and has seen about two hours of daylight in nearly 56 years of storage. You’ll never find a nicer one, if you could even find one at all. No question, this is one of the greatest posters of any kind in existence! Beyond that, it could be a quintessential piece for your collection if you want something good to represent classic. GONE WITH THE WIND! After 100 years of being the industry standard, paper billboards are now an artifact from the past. The film industry discontinued printing their 24-sheet and 30-sheet movie billboards on paper, just like that – overnight – in the early 2000s. Unlike poster paper, vinyl is NOT archival or stable! It degrades and breaks down over time. Vinyl is also exceeding difficult to store. Basically, vinyl poster stock is not viable for long-term collecting and procuring! I won’t touch it. Happily, this vintage Lawrence of Arabia 24-sheet was. Made on glorious high-quality paper. It was right about 2007 (or thereabouts) that the paper movie billboard sadly came to an historic end in America. Nevertheless, the paper billboard had enjoyed a full 100 years of prowess. It more than stood tall; it stood mighty, as a unique art form and an important part of our heritage. Life would look a whole lot different here in the United States if it weren’t for the creation of the billboard. There’s no question, billboards have literally changed the landscape of this country – from sea to shining sea. The best of them need to be preserved. This is one of the very best of them! Sam Spiegel & David Lean… Peter O’Toole Peter O’Toole… Alec Guinness Alec Guinness… MP in Map Room. Captain at Officer’s Club. Sergeant at Cairo Headquarters. Officer with Pipe Gazing at Lawrence. Sheik in Arab Council. Cavalry General at Field Briefing. Arab Sheikh at Council. Reporter at Lawrence’s Funeral. Staff Major – Murray’s Aide. Motorcyclist by Suez Canal. Artillery General at Field Briefing. Officer in Officer’s Club. Infantry General at Field Briefing. Bartender in Officer’s Club. This poster is ECONOMY PROOF! It can crash regardless of any decision you make and can even crash regardless of any decision made by the company related to the stock – Leaving you with a near worthless piece of paper that won’t inspire anyone! The magnificence of art and historic documents have an inherent value that relates to civilization and society. This poster is definitely ECONOMY PROOF! FOR MOST ITEMS LISTED. Please write with any questions. If you’re in the market for top quality original vintage movie posters or Star Wars, then please. The item “THE GREATEST LAWRENCE OF ARABIA Movie Poster WORLDWIDE!’62 24-Sheet BILLBOARD” is in sale since Tuesday, July 14, 2020. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States\1960-69″. The seller is “mrs.miniver” and is located in Studio City, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Size: 24-Sheet – measuring approximately 106×234 inches
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Movie: LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Object Type: Poster
  • Industry: Movies

THE GREATEST LAWRENCE OF ARABIA Movie Poster WORLDWIDE!'62 24-Sheet BILLBOARD

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