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    The Philadelphia Story (MGM, 1940). Post-War Japanese Poster (14.5" X 20.5").
    Perhaps the best romantic screwball comedy of the era, George Cukor directs a dream ensemble of Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, and Roland Young. Stewart won an Oscar for Best Actor, and Hepburn received a nomination. This is a very early, post-war Japanese poster for the release of this classic. Paper was scarce, so posters were smaller. This poster has the MPEA seal in the upper right 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 during the war. There are tears in the image with archival tape on the reverse, a minor tear at the right edge, a horizontal crease, and a light stain in Hepburn's robe. This is a rare little gem, don't miss out. Rolled, Fine-. *****


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    July, 2009
    23rd-25th Thursday-Saturday
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