PATCH OF BLUE, A (1966) 9246

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MGM Original Three Sheet Poster 41x81 Folded Very Good Condition

These notes are lifted from A Patch of Blue is a 1965 American drama film directed by Guy Green about the relationship between a black man, Gordon (played by Sidney Poitier), and a blind white female teenager, Selina (Elizabeth Hartman), and the problems that plague their relationship when they fall in love in a racially divided America. Made in 1965 against the backdrop of the growing civil rights movement, the film explores racism from the perspective of "love is blind." Shelley Winters won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, her second win for the award, following her victory in 1959 for The Diary of Anne Frank. It was also the final screen appearance for veteran actor Wallace Ford. Scenes of Poitier and Hartman kissing were excised from the film when it was shown in film theaters in the Southern United States. These scenes are intact in the DVD version. According to the DVD audio commentary, it was the decision of director Guy Green that A Patch of Blue be filmed in black-and-white, although color was available. The film was adapted by Guy Green from the 1961 book Be Ready with Bells and Drums by the Australian author Elizabeth Kata. The book later won a Writers Guild of America award. The plot differs slightly from the film in that it has a less optimistic ending. In addition to the Best Supporting Actress win for Winters, the film was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Elizabeth Hartman), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Black-and-White) (George Davis, Urie McCleary, Henry Grace, Charles S. Thompson), Best Cinematography (Black-and-White) and Best Music (Original Music Score). Hartman, 22 at the time, was the youngest Best Actress nominee ever, a record she held for ten years before 20 year-old Isabelle Adjani broke her record in 1975. The three sheet is in fine condition. It is folded and there are some fold separations at the intersections. This poster would look great if linen backed. Ask us about poster restoration services. Three sheets are large format posters comprised of two panels which, when joined together, present as one poster. MovieArt Austin guarantees that this poster is vintage, authentic, real. MovieArt Austin will sell no reproductions.

GUY GREEN - Director
Shelley Winters - Actor
Elizabeth Hartman - Actor
Wallace Ford - Actor
Elisabeth Fraser - Actor
John Qualen - Actor

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