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The Diamond Queen Poster

An interesting curio. The Poster is for the 1953 Adventure Romance "The Diamond Queen" but the principal reason for offering this Poster is that it provides an excellent example of a Poster that has undergone censorship. UK Quads such as this were used in the Irish Republic but in observance of the more conservative environment in Ireland (the power of the Catholic Church etc) Cinema Managers were obliged to censor their British Posters, the censorship almost always focused on Sex rather than any Political angle. Bizarre though it may seem to a modern audience, the bare mid-riff of Ms Dahl was deemed too provocative for the Irish populace & thus it was carefully "blacked out". The Poster therefore provides an interesting insight into the social & sexual mores of the time in the Republic of Ireland.

Price: £40.00

Film Category: Adventure / Sex
Director: John Brahm
Actor / Actresses: Fernando Lamas, Arlene Dahl, Gilbert Roland
Poster Type: UK Quad (30" x 40", 76cm x 102cm)
Poster Artist: Unknown
Condition: Good
Year: 1953
Reference: 56412

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