Ninotchka (MGM, 1939). Fine+ on Linen. One Sheet (...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionNinotchka (MGM, 1939). Fine+ on Linen. One Sheet (27.5" X 41") Style C. From the Mike Kaplan Collection.
Ernst Lubitsch directed this engaging comedy that stars Greta Garbo as the cold and humorless Comrade Ninotchka, who is sent to Paris to retrieve a trio of Russian delegates. Once in Paris, Garbo is courted by Count Leon (Melvyn Douglas), who finally manages to penetrate her stone façade and makes the once stoic Soviet fall in love. Garbo's comedic performance earned her her fourth and final Oscar nomination and the film was nominated for Best Picture, Story and Screenplay (Billy Wilder). Garbo was at the height of her fame at the time of this film's release and she would retire from the screen forever just two years later! Considered the best of the two style one sheets for the film, this particular poster has been showcased at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Grand Lobby Gallery. Professional restoration has addressed fold swear and separations, pinholes, and minor chips in the borders and folds, including the center crossfold. There are a few small unaddressed stains. The poster displays very well.
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000.
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