Directed by Bob Fosse, this 1972 musical, starring the multi-talented Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Joel Grey, was a box office hit. It went on to win eight Academy Awards, the most of any film not to be nominated for Best Picture. Critical reaction to the film included positive reviews by Roger Ebert, Variety and Pauline Kael, and while the film has also garnered it’s share of controversies for the topics it discussed in the setting of Pre-War Berlin, it’s performances, musical numbers and dramatic story-telling make it succeed to this day.
This colorful original theater used, U.S. One Sheet movie poster was bought with the intention of giving it as a birthday gift to a relative. This particular poster is from the 1974 Re-release of the movie and prominently features star actress Liza Minnelli in a large image and bright colors; many consider this Re-release to be a much better poster image than the original ’72 One Sheet.
It arrived to me with some moderate fold line, and center cross fold loss of color. It would receive a wash to remove the surface dirt and grime of the last 45 years, and a deacidification bath to neutralize any acids present in the paper. After linenbacking, the fold lines were filled in with watercolor pencils and would be ready to be sent off to the framer. It was a complete success, and the new owner couldn’t be happier to have one of their favorite movies and actresses nearby each day. Some photos as it made its way from a package that arrived by mail, to ready for framing!