This is an original, linen-backed, insert theatrical movie poster from 1953 for the 3-D release of Hondo starring John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond, Michael Pate, James Arness, and Rodolfo Acosta. John Farrow directed the classic western that was released in 3-D and on 2-D in theaters without the proper equipment. Posters were printed to advertise both versions and this poster advertises the 3-D version.
The poster measures 14" x 36" and has been linen-backed for long-term preservation and display. The poster was in good to very good condition prior to restoration with a long, diagonal tear on the upper right though the woman's head. There were some light smudges and wear around the edges from handling. The poster has never been folded. Please note that someone has carefully trimmed away the excess linen leaving the poster at the original size. The poster itself has not been trimmed.
Please look closely at the photos (this is the exact poster you are buying). They are not a stock image. The black circles in the corners of the poster are magnets and not pins.
This very rare and collectible poster, printed in 1953 to promote the 3-D theatrical release of Hondo is not a reproduction or reprint.
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) INCLUDED
Year poster printed: 1953
Country: United States
Size: 14 in x 36 in (36 cm x 91 cm)