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    Street of Shame (Daiei, 1959). Polish One Sheet (23" X 33.5").
    In this classic film, released in Japan as Akasen chitai by director Kenji Mizoguchi, five prostitutes at a Japanese brothel consider their options as the government considers a ban on their chosen profession. This was Mizoguchi's final film - he died of leukemia just months after its release - and it marked a return to the hard-hitting, socially conscious stories he had told in the 1930s, before moving into a long, a successful period of producing period costume dramas. Reportedly, the film was instrumental in the real Japanese government's efforts to outlaw prostitution. Polish artist Waldema Swierzy enjoyed a long, prodigious career creating some of film's best poster art, which besides this fantastic piece, included Sunset Boulevard (1957) and Midnight Cowboy (1973). Astonishingly bright color and condition, with only light left edge wear. Folded, Very Fine+.


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