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Return of Frank James (1940)
Film: The Return of Frank James (1940) Year poster printed: 1951 (theatrical re-release) Country: United States Size: 27 in x 41 in (69 cm x 104 cm) (plus linen border)
This is an original, autographed one-sheet movie poster from 1951 for The Return of Frank James starring Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Jackie Cooper, Henry Hull and John Carradine. Fritz Lang directed the western.
The poster measures 27"x 41" and has been linen-backed for long-term preservation and display. It was been personally signed by Henry Fonda (in the space just below his name on the poster). The poster was acquired via auction from a longtime collector who purchased the poster from a reputable autograph dealer in the 1990s.
The poster was in very good condition prior to linen-backing with some minor fold/surface wear and pinholes from theatrical display. Like most one-sheet movie posters printed before 1990, it was folded at the time of printing but the folds are much less noticeable after linen-backing. Linen-backed posters are stored flat and rolled for shipping in a rigid, tube mailer.
Please look closely at the photo (this is the exact poster you are buying). This very collectible poster, printed in 1951 to promote a theatrical re-release of The Return of Frank James and subsequently autographed by Henry Fonda, is not a reproduction or a reprint.
The small black circles in the corners are magnets to hold the poster down and are not any defect or part of the poster.