INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS
Anonymous, Directed by: Don Siegel, Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates
1956, Allied Artists, U.S. one-sheet, condition A-; backed on linen, conservation framed
41 x 27in. (104 x 69cm.); framed dimensions, 41½ x 27½in. (105 x 70cm.)
NOURMAND, Tony and MARSH, Graham Film Posters of the 50s, the Essential Movies of the Decade, London, 2000, p.83 (illus.)
CATALOGUING PRACTICE AND CONDITION RATINGS for VINTAGE FILM POSTERS
Heavy board stock, originally made in sets of eight. Most sets have one title card which gives production credits and may be primarily artwork. The other seven cards are coloured photographic scenes.
Approximately 41 x 27in. (104.1 x 68.6cm.), paper stock, virtually always found with two horizontal folds and one vertical fold.
Approximately 81 x 40in. (205.7 x 99cm.), paper stock, printed in two and sometimes three separate sheets. These were pasted up on walls and not reusable as a result, very few survive.
Approximately 22 x 28in. (55.9 x 71.1cm.), paper stock.
Approximately 36 x 14in. (91.4 x 35.5cm.), paper stock.
Other European posters vary in size from country to country and are nearly always paper stock.
A – Posters and lobby cards in excellent condition with artwork undamaged possibly with minor splits or restoration along folds. May also have tiny tears or pinholes along the border.
B – Posters and lobby cards may have tears or minor paper loss in areas other than folds, when linen-backed these areas might have restoration.
C – Posters and lobby cards may have noticeable paper loss or be considerably faded or restored.
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