Original MGM One Sheet Poster (27x41). Folded. Very Fine Condition.
Original MGM One Sheet Poster (27x41) for the Gordon Parks crime thriller, SHAFT (1971) starring Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, and Christopher St. John. This film broke the mold of Hollywood African-American stereotypes by making the leading man a cool black private detective who is hired by a crime lord to retrieve his kidnapped daughter. In 1971 MGM was facing bankruptcy and thought that SHAFT might make a lot of money for the studio, and they were right. The film became one of the highest grossing movies of 1971 and opened the floodgates to a black exploitation renaissance of the 1970s. Isaac Hayes won the Oscar for the Best Original Song for his "Theme from Shaft." This original one sheet poster is folded and in very fine condition. MovieArt Austin guarantees this poster to be an authentic, theatrical-release poster for this film. MovieArt Austin will sell NO reproductions.
GORDON PARKS - Director
Richard Roundtree - Actor
Moses Gunn - Actor
CHRISTOPHER ST. JOHN - Actor