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    The Philadelphia Story (MGM, 1946). First Post-War Release Japanese Poster (14.75" X 20").
    George Cukor's The Philadelphia Story had been a successful play on Broadway when Katharine Hepburn (looking for great stories to help revive her sagging career) bought the movie rights. Her gamble paid off. The film was a major hit and single-handedly scrapped the "box-office poison" label she'd been tagged with. Jimmy Stewart won an Oscar as Best Actor and Hepburn was nominated once again. This post-war Japanese poster is smaller than pre-war, due to the scarcity of paper. There is a MPEA (Motion Picture Export Association) seal in the upper left corner. The MPEA was set up in 1946 after the war ended to help spread the release of American-made movies in occupied Japan, both new releases and movies not released before the war. Perhaps one of the prettiest posters ever produced for this film, it features Stewart, Hepburn and Cary Grant. There is a very faint round stamp in the bottom left corner. Overall, the piece is in terrific condition and presents an excellent opportunity for collectors. Very Fine+ on Linen.


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    July, 2014
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