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DescriptionThe Philadelphia Story (MGM, 1948). First Post-War Release Japanese B3s (14.25" X 20", 14.5" X 20.75") 2 Styles.
George Cukor's The Philadelphia Story had been a successful play on Broadway when Katharine Hepburn (looking for great stories to help revive her sagging career) bought the movie rights. Her gamble paid off. The film was a major hit and single-handedly scrapped the "box-office poison" label she'd been tagged with. Jimmy Stewart won an Oscar as Best Actor and Hepburn was nominated once again. Post-war Japanese B3s are smaller than their pre-war counterparts, due to the scarcity of paper. The poster featuring the lovely photograph of our stars has a MPEA (Motion Picture Export Association) seal in the upper left corner. The MPEA was set up in 1946 after the war ended to help spread the release of American-made movies in occupied Japan, both new releases and movies not released before the war. The photographic B3 also has slight edge wear with minor tears and nicks, pinholes in the corners, and some faint staining at the center. There is an ink stamp in the lower right corner and a small gouge in the "O" of "Story." The vibrantly illustrated B3 has some mild tears in Jimmy Stewart's legs, neck, and face. The printed colors have run together into the image after getting wet. Both posters have surface rippling, which is more pronounced in the illustrated style. Folded, Fine/Very Fine.
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.
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