Casablanca (Warner Bros., R-1940s). Folded, Very Fine.Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionCasablanca (Warner Bros., R-1940s). Folded, Very Fine. Swedish One Sheet (27.5" X 39.5"). Gosta Aberg Artwork.
In 1942, Hal B. Wallis and Michael Curtiz hired a number of talented writers and A-list actors to make what they hoped would be a successful war drama. Instead, they created a legend. Casablanca is possibly one of the most beloved films of all time. When the film first opened in 1943 in Sweden, the Nazi ambassador demanded more than four minutes of cuts that he considered offensive and humiliating to the Third Reich. So, as not to anger the Nazis and keep Sweden neutral, the government acquiesced to the cuts. It wasn't until the 1950s that an uncut version was shown. The poster has a small tear on the right border with paper tape on the verso, and minor corner bends.
Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000.
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