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    Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Cinemation Industries, 1971). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Dedicated to "Brothers and Sisters who have had enough of the Man," this landmark movie was the very first of the "blaxploitation" films of the 1970s, preceding "Shaft" by several months. Entirely financed by actor/writer/director Melvin van Peebles (with the help of a $50,000 loan from Bill Cosby), it succeeded beyond anyone's wildest dreams, in spite of very limited distribution, eventually earning more than $15 million and becoming the top-grossing independent film of 1972. That same limited distribution has resulted in a true scarcity of paper on this title, making this dramatic one sheet a rare opportunity for fans of this explosive genre. This one sheet has light fold wear with an extra crease on the vertical fold, and has been mounted on linen and professionally restored. Very Fine+ on Linen.

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