This is an original, linen-backed, one-sheet movie poster from 1963 for the limited, pre-Academy Awards theatrical release of Lawrence of Arabia starring Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Jose Ferrer, Omar Sharif and Peter O'Toole. David Lean directed the classic film. Howard Terpning is the artist for the poster.
This extremely collectible poster was printed as part of the limited, theatrical release in late 1962/early 1963 to quality the film for Academy Award nominations. There are two versions of this poster with identical artwork - one in English and one in Spanish (for use in U.S. theaters with Spanish speaking audiences). This poster is the Spanish version.
It measures 27” x 41” and has been linen-backed for long-term preservation and display. It was in very good condition prior to restoration withsome tiny smudges and creasing from previous handling. It was was folded at the time of printing. The fold lines are barely 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 a stock image. The black squares in the corners of the poster are magnets and not pins.
This rare and collectible poster, printed in late 1962/early 1963 to promote the limited, theatrical release of Lawrence of Arabia, is not a reproduction or a reprint.
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) INCLUDED
Year poster printed: 1963 (limited, pre-awards release in the United States)
Country: United States
Size: 27 in x 41 in (69 cm x 104 cm) (plus small, linen border)
Artist: Howard Terpning