This is an original, Argentine theatrical movie poster from 1953 for the initial release of Bicycle Thieves (1948) (also known as The Bicycle Thief). The classic film stars Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda, and Vittorio Antonucci. Vittorio De Sica directed the drama.
This poster measures 29" x 43.5" and has been linen-backed for long-term preservation and display. It was in very good condition prior to restoration with a few pinholes from theatrical display and some minor edge and fold wear prior to preservation. Linen-backed posters are stored flat and rolled for shipping in a rigid, tube mailer.
Please look closely at the photos (this is the exact poster you are buying). The black circles in the corners of the poster are magnets and not pins.
This rare and collectible poster, printed in 1953 to promote the initial release of Bicycle Thievesin Argentina, is not a reproduction or a reprint.
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) INCLUDED
Year poster printed: 1953 (first theatrical release)
Size: 29 in x 43.5 in (74 cm x 111 cm) (plus small linen border)