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"American Graffiti" Original Vintage Movie Poster by Mort Drucker, 1973

$1,115.74

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A scarce US 30x40 poster for George Lucas' 1973 coming-of-age comedy "American Graffiti," based on his own teenage years in early 1960s Modesto, California. A tribute to the emergence of rock'n'roll and Californian cruising culture, the film follows the adventures of a group of high school graduates over the last night of their summer vacation in 1962. The young cast included Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard and Harrison Ford. Turned down by almost every major studio and shot on a small budget of $775,000, the film was released to critical acclaim, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, and went on to gross over $200 million, becoming one of the most profitable films of all time. At the request of George Lucas, comic and caricature artist Mort Drucker, best known for his work in MAD Magazine, illustrated a montage of caricature images from the movie, which was used for both the US and UK poster campaigns. US 30 x 40 and 40 x 60 posters were produced on heavy stock paper for use at drive-in theaters. As well as having much lower print runs than US One Sheets, very few survived in good condition as they were displayed outside and exposed to the elements.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 40 in. (101.6 cm)Width: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Depth: 0.1 in. (2.54 mm)
  • Style
    Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1973
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Unfolded cardstock, not backed. Minor nicks, bumps and creases to corners and edges with a small half inch tear to margin at lower edge. Faint foxing to left and upper edges. Unframed. Image and colours excellent. Will be shipped rolled.
  • Seller Location
    Devon, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: FG000401stDibs: LU4110317301092

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    $69.73 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 8-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Devon, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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