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    The Philadelphia Story (MGM, Post-War 1946). Japanese Poster (14.25" X 20").
    Could there be a better and more sophisticated comedy about love and marriage than George Cukor's The Philadelphia Story? We don't think so, and neither do the majority of film aficionados. It 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 -- again. Offered here is a very early, post-war Japanese poster for the release. Paper was scarce so posters were smaller, and there is an MPEA seal in the upper left corner. The MPEA (Motion Picture Export Association) 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. Perhaps one of the prettiest posters ever produced for this film, it has been lightly folded horizontally in the center and the paper quality is such that it has tanned. There is a pinhole in each corner, three minor tears along the right edge, and a faint stamp in Hepburn's dress. Folded, Fine/Very Fine.


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