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All About Eve Poster

A fascinating UK Quad poster for the six times Oscar winning drama "All About Eve" (1950).

The film featured a heavyweight cast including Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders etc & indeed six "stars" are depicted along the bottom rim. However, as comparison with the original Quad shows (see below, image courtesy of emovieposter), the Quad we have has been significantly "doctored". First a sticker with some further hyping script has been added to the upper border. Secondly, along with co-stars Gary Merrill & Hugh Marlowe a further sticker has been added with the name of "Marilyn Monroe" in blue. Although Monroe had a small role in the film she was never originally featured on the printed poster. The enterprising cinema manager who adapted this poster, however, went further, including a b/w magazine picture of Monroe above the "Eve" script & furthermore obliterating Celeste Holm's image with another picture of Ms Monroe on the bottom rim. So although this is an original first release 1950 Quad it looks as if this poster was adapted several years later for a re-release viewing once Monroe was beter established. A fascinating piece of creative marketing which shows the importance of Marilyn Monroe's sex appeal!

The poster is in need of restoration. Apart from the added sticker at the top there is foldline wear, several conservation tape repairs to reverse, small edge tears & several small areas of paper loss. It's a matter of personal preference but if I were having the poster restored I'd keep the "Marilyn" additions. For an idea of relative value, at the time of listing another example of this Quad (without the "Marilyn" addtions) was offered in the US at $1,500.

Price: £285.00

Film Category: Drama / Sex
Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz
Actor / Actresses: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Marilyn Monroe
Poster Type: UK Quad (30" x 40", 76cm x 102cm)
Poster Artist: Unknown
Condition: Poor
Year: 1950
Reference: 60277



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