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Warner Brothers Original Twenty Four Sheet Poster (9 x 20 feet) Very Good Condition Folded

Warner Brothers Original U.S. Twenty Four Sheet Poster for the David Butler directed musical BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON (1953) starring Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Leon Ames, Billy Gray, Rosemary DeCamp, Mary Wickes. Twenty four sheet posters are huge. This poster is comprised of multiple panels which are joined together to present as one poster. Generally these big posters were used to advertise films in urban areas as roadside billboards. These are the largest size posters that were routinely made to advertise films. This type of advertising was once quite common for all kinds of consumer goods and services. And entertainment was no exception. The film is directed by David Butler, who directed many of Doris Day's early films at Warner Brothers in the late 1940s and early 1950s. They were sentimental, melodic, insouciant, with little whiff of the persona that Doris Day would sport in the 1960s. Old songs were often revived, and indeed this film shared a title with a famous lilting ballad written in 1909 by Gus Edwards and Edward Madden. The film was in fact a sequel to an earlier film with Doris Day and Gordon MacRae, ON MOONLIGHT BAY (1951). If you look closely at this image of MacRae, you can certainly see a preview of how he would look in his most famous movie, the 1955 film OKLAHOMA! Twenty four sheets are rare because the vast majority of them were destroyed if they were not used. A relatively few have survived. We have graded the poster in very good condition, but there are some signs of general wear and tear. The image shown here gives an accurate idea of how the poster looks when assembled. MovieArt Austin guarantees that this billboard poster is authentic.

Doris Day - Actor
Gordon MacRae - Actor
Leon Ames - Actor
Billy Gray - Actor
Rosemary DeCamp - Actor
Mary Wickes - Actor
Merv Griffin -

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