JEZEBEL (1938) 30459 Movie Poster (27x41) Linen Backed Very Fine Plus

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Original U.S. One-Sheet Poster (27x41) Linen Backed Bette Davis Henry Fonda William Wyler

War Bros Original U.S. One-Sheet Poster (27x41) for the William Wyler drama JEZEBEL (1938). The film stars Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Margaret Lindsay, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, George Brent, Donald Crisp, Fay Bainter and Spring Byington. Bette Davis is a malignant Southern woman in this romantic period melodrama. Davis had lost out to Vivien Leigh for the part of Scarlett O'Hara in Selznick's GONE WITH THE WIND, despite overwhelming audience polls demanding the role for Davis. (Thank God that did not happen.) So the story has emerged that War Bros offered this role to Davis as a kind of compensation, Warner's having hoped that Bette Davis would sail into GONE WITH THE WIND with no trouble. Yet JEZEBEL was a happy occasion for Davis, as she netted herself a second Best Actress Oscar. After JEZEBEL there was never any doubt that Davis was a major star and was considered the template for a "Great Actress". She certainly perfected this type of character when she went on to star in THE LITTLE FOXES. Fay Bainter also won an Oscar for her role. Curiously, the reception for JEZEBEL was somewhat mild. Yet the reputation of the film has increased with the years. This poster is linen-backed and is in very fine plus condition, an excellent example. MovieArt Original Film Posters in Austin, Texas guarantees that this poster is authentic. MovieArt Austin does not sell reproductions.

Henry Fonda - Actor
Bette Davis - Actor
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson - Actor
Margaret Lindsay - Actor
George Brent - Actor
Donald Crisp - Actor
Fay Bainter - Actor
Spring Byington - Actor
Henry O'Neill - Actor

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