It was directed by Vincente Minnelli. The movie poster is Rolled and linen backed. The poster measures 27" x 41". The poster was rolled once it was linen backed. With the linen backing, It now measures 28.75" x 42.75".This poster was originally Folded. Almost all original movie posters pre 1985 are Folded.
This is not considered a flaw or defect. This Restored movie poster is graded C8.5, or Very Fine to Near Mint. This grade is generally the highest grade a restored original movie poster can receive. Original movie posters are graded, from the top down, as C10 (Mint), C9 (Near Mint), C8 (Very Fine), C7 (Very Good to Very Fine), C6 (Very Good), C5 (Good to Very Good), etc. It is difficult to find any C10 (Mint) original movie posers pre 1985.Originally, prior to restoration the poster was graded at a C7, Fine/Very Fine. The restoration corrected cross fold separations, minor edge wear, and minor tears. The poster now has superb colors and basically a flaw -free image.
This original poster is ready for framing and display immediately. The very minor flaws - after restoration - noted above are not visible unless one does a very close inspection of the poster under bright light.
The faint bleed-through of the stamp on the reverse is due to the fact that we have maintained the ability to view the stamp after linen backing. Normally linen backing would cover and forever hide this original movie poster stamp on the reverse, which is often used as one measure of the poster truly being an original.When we had the poster restored and linen backed, we had a small cut out of the linen backing right where the stamp is on the reverse, so that there is a small linen "flap" or "door" that can be opened to view the original movie poster stamp. This flap or door is held closed by very easy-to-remove blue painter's tape.
We believe that the faint bleed through is in part due to this blue color of the painter's tape holding the flap closed. That said, the faint bleed through of the stamp above Gene Kelly's head is truly faint and very hard to see - see the photo.As always, our goal in doing this is again to provide our customers with both the best service possible, and to always offer for sale only original movie posters in the best condition that we can find or create through restoration. We feel that the preservation of the stamp on the reverse adds to the authenticity that it is an original movie poster.
We welcome any comments as to whether you believe this method is a good or bad idea. There is little doubt that the poster, once properly framed and displayed, will make a truly magnificent, striking, and memorable addition to any original movie poster collection. We believe that the original movie poster AN AMERICAN IN PARIS definitely has investment value, in part due to its high grade of C8.5, but also due to the popularity of this movie poster. If you have any questions, please contact me.
The representations for this movie poster are honest, complete, and accurate. The photos you see are of the exact item you will be purchasing. We do not use "stock" photos. If you have any other interests in original movie posters, please take a look at my other listings. And I continue to add listings generally each week or so.The item "AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Original Movie Poster, 27 x 41, C8.5 Very Fine/Near Mint" is in sale since Friday, April 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States\1950-59".
The seller is "4306bakbarry" and is located in Nokesville, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.