MUSIC MAN, THE (1962) 14151

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Warner Brothers Original Italian Four-Foglio Poster 79x55 Folded Very Fine Condition

Original Italian four foglio for the Morton DaCosta film of the Meredith Wilson musical, THE MUSIC MAN (1962) starring Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, and Hermione Gingold. This film is certainly one of the best film adaptations of a Broadway musical. The original Broadway production of THE MUSIC MAN opened at the Majestic Theater on December 19, 1957, won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1958, and ran for 1375 performances. Even though Robert Preston had never appeared in a musical before or even sang a note, the role turned out to be one of his most memorable performances, and he won the 1958 Tony Award for Best Actor in a musical. Preston repeated his role for the Warner Brothers film version opposite Shirley Jones. The film version preserved all of the charm of the stage hit. This Italian poster is far superior to any U.S. poster for the film,with art by Cesselon and accenting the scarlet uniform of the band director. Professor Harold Hill! Italian four-foglios are printed on two separate sheets which are joined together to make one poster. When assembled this poster measures 79x55 inches. Large and dramatic. Colors are vivid, some very minor wear on one fold. Condition is very fine - an excellent example of the poster, clearly one of the best posters on this movie worldwide. MovieArt Austin guarantees this poster to be an original Italian four-foglio for this film. MovieArt Austin will sell NO reproductions. This poster would be easily displayed if linen backed. It is NOT backed at present. Ask us about poster conservation services.

Shirley Jones - Actor
Robert Preston - Actor
Buddy Hackett - Actor
Paul Ford - Actor
Hermione Gingold - Actor
Charles Lane - Actor

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