This is an original, Italian 2 Fogli theatrical movie poster from 1972 for initial release of The Godfather starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire and John Cazale. Francis Ford Coppola directed the Academy Award-winning film based on the book by Mario Puzo. S. Neil Fujita is the artist for the poster.
Italian 2 Fogli posters from the first release of The Godfather are extremely rare and hard to find. There are 2 Fogli posters from later 1970s and 1970s re-releases of the film that can be difficult, but not impossible, to distinguish from this first release poster. There are subtle differences with those later posters (such as the inclusion of actress Simonetta Stefanelli in the credits). This poster is from the very first release of the film and is considered to be one of the the most desirable posters for The Godfather.
The poster measures 39" x 55" and has been linen-backed for long-term preservation and display. The poster was in very good condition prior to restoration with very minor fold wear and edge wear. It was folded at the time of printing but the fold lines are much less visible after linen-backing. The poster has been stored flat for many years and will be 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 extremely rare and collectible poster, printed in 1972 to promote the Italian theatrical release of The Godfather, is not a reproduction or a reprint.
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY (COA) INCLUDED
Year poster printed: 1972
Size: 39 in x 55 in (99 cm x 140 cm) (plus small, linen border)
Artist: S. Neil Fujita