Cabin in the Sky (MGM, 1943). Half Sheet (22" X 28...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionCabin in the Sky (MGM, 1943). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Constantin Alajalov Artwork.
The first feature film to be directed by Vincente Minnelli, Cabin in the Sky tells the story of Little Joe (Eddie "Rochester"Anderson), an inveterate gambler who is shot during an illicit outing to a casino. His wife (Ethel Waters) prays for his soul, which leads to a major battle between the forces of Good and Evil. MGM spared no expense on this production, which was the first to be produced by a major studio featuring an all-black cast. The ensemble included some of the biggest, most talented names in Hollywood, including Waters, Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Mantan Moreland, and Butterfly McQueen. This snazzy, jazzy half sheet features caricatures by artist Constantin Alajalov, and has had touchup to the folds, pinholes in the interior, mild creases, and border tears. There were a few chips in the borders, and there was paper loss with a tear in the lower right border that extended into the background. The borders and parts of the background have been airbrushed, and the verso has been airbrushed as well. Fine+.
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.
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