This is an original, linen-backed, one-sheet movie poster from 1959 for Porgy and Bess starring Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey and Brock Peters. Otto Preminger directed the classic George Gershwin musical.
The poster measures 27" x 41" and has been linen-backed for long-term preservation and display. It was in very good to excellent condition prior to restoration. It was folded at the time of printing and had minor fold/cross-fold wear. The fold lines much less noticeable after restoration. 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). It is not cropped or a stock image. The black circles in the corners of the poster are magnets and not pins.
This rare and collectible poster, printed in 1959 to promote the initial, theatrical release of Porgy and Bess, is not a reproduction or a reprint.
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) INCLUDED
Year poster printed: 1959
Country: United States
Size: 27 in x 41 in (69 cm x 104 cm) (plus small, linen border)