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Grapes of Wrath Original Vintage Half Sheet Movie Poster

$3,500.00

Vintage Classic Old Movie Film Theater Posters Original Memorabilia Collectibles
The Grapes of Wrath, 1940
Original Vintage Half Sheet Movie Poster (22x28")
Starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin


 

JUST ACQUIRED!
 

For the discerning, High End Collector of Museum Grade Movie Treasures

For the fist time in our 40 years collecting classic Hollywood treasures, we are excited to have discovered one of the most significant and important pieces we've ever encountered.   From one of the greatest cinematic masterpieces in film history.    And one of the Best movies I have  ever seen!

The Original vintage half sheet movie poster actually used in the theater  in 1940 to promote the epic film depicting the unimaginable struggles of the Great Depression "The Grapes of Wrath".   Very good condition with fold splits and border staining that has been corrected with professional restoration and paperbacking.   This gem is stunning not only for its  artistic beauty but for its representation of a most critical time in American history and its spectacular cinematic portrayal of that consequential period.   This is one of the very rare cases where a really great book is turned into a really great movie! 

Note: This great Style B half-sheet (which we have never sold before) has a wonderful "line up" image of the stars in character (Not just the heads like the Style A half sheet), looking as people worn down by The Great Depression would surely pose in such a portrait!   Only about 3 or 4 of these half sheets have ever appeared on the market.  Very Rare!  Another half sheet sold at auction in July 2013 for $7800

Condition: Very good.  Had fold line wear and border touch up. Has been professionally paper backed and now looks Amazing!


* See enlargeable image above

The Grapes of Wrath (20th Century Fox, 1940). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B.
Nobel prize-winning author John Steinbeck's powerful novel about the devastating effects of the Depression and the nightmare of the dust bowl on a generation of Americans was brilliantly brought to the big screen by director John Ford. Henry Fonda turns in a career-making performance as a former prison inmate returning to his home in the dust storms of Oklahoma. His family has been evicted from their farm and must relocate to California for work and a better life. It's a harrowing tale of the homeless in the Great Depression and is beautifully conveyed on the ad campaign for the film.

From legendary director John Ford comes this enduring tale of the struggle of migrant dust bowl farmers setting out for California during the Great Depression. The quintessential adaptation of John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, this epic drama of the indomitable human spirit features a defining performance by Henry Fonda as Tom Joad.  We are pleased to present for the first time the style B half sheet from this classic that features the cover of Steinbeck's book
Starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin (aka Uncle Henry from Wizard of OZ) , Dorris Bowdon, Russell Simpson, O.Z. Whitehead, John Qualen, Eddie Quillan, Zeffie Tilbury, Frank Sully, Frank Darien, Darryl Hickman, Shirley Mills, Roger Imhof, Grant Mitchell, Ward Bond, Paul Guilfoyle, Robert Shaw, and Tom Tyler. Directed by John Ford.