BIRTH OF A NATION (1915) 7553 Silkscreen Paper Banner Re-release (1940) Folded D.W. Griffith

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Re-release Paper Banner 24 inches by 80 inches

Original Griffith 1940s Re-Release 24x80 Silkscreen Paper Banner for the D. W. Griffith historical drama, BIRTH OF A NATION (1915) starring Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, and Henry B. Walthall. Generally considered to be the "first" American masterpiece and representing an impressive and innovative display of cinematic skills for 1915, the film suffers from bad racial stereotyping and glorification of the Ku Klux Klan. Of course, the 1915 release of the film was silent, but in 1930 a sound version was released. This poster advertises a full orchestral accompaniment. Sold with this poster is an acetate disc which gives details of the performance of this film at the Majestic Theater in downtown Dallas, Texas. A curiosity to be sure.

Charles Stevens - Actor
D.W. GRIFFITH - Director
Russell Hicks - Actor

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