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Keep 'Em Flying Vintage Movie Poster One Sheet Abbott Costello


Original Vintage Old Classic Film Theater Movie Posters Abbott Costello Memorabilia Collectibles For Sale
Keep 'Em Flying, 1941
Original Vintage  Movie Poster One SHeet (27x41")
Starring Abbott & Costello


Introducing one of the Holy Grails of Abbott & Costello artifacts, NO ONE has seen before !

Here is  real treat for Abbott & Costello, classic Hollywood, comedy, and vintage Aviation fans and collectors.   An Ultra RARE Find that my Abbott & Costello customers have never seen before, because (based on our research) this vintage 80+ year old,  1941 “Keep Em’ Flying”  WWII era Original Release one sheet movie poster has Never surfaced, until now!     

And especially Amazing is this poster survived not only 80+ years, but Also survived the WWII paper drives that most late 1930s/early 40s succumbed to.   And this poster was produced and distributed in the heart of WWII..  

* See enlargeable images above and below

As a collector of Abbott & Costello since 1980, I have ONLY seen the 1953 Re-release one sheets for this title, NEVER an original 1941 One Sheet. With Gorgeous vintage movie art of larger than life images of Bud and Lou and WWII fighter planes flying above, this is the ONE that has eluded Abbott & Costello collectors.   

NOTE: To give you an idea of another rare Abbott & Costello poster of which also only ONE is known to exist,  a "Who Done It" half sheet in need of restoration just sold (May 29, 2021) for $4050. 

Note:   "Keep 'Em Flying"  is one of four films Bud and Lou made in their debut year 1941, their Rookie Year.    They would go on to make 36 more feature movies over the next 15 years, ending with "Dance with Me Henry" in 1956.   Lou would go on to do a solo film in 1959, "The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock", that lacked all the magic of the legendary team.  Unfortunately Lou Costello would not get to see his only solo film as he would pass away in March of 1959, before the film was released. . 

Condition:   Has expected fold splits and border tears and tape on back,  but NO missing pieces, stained or damaged artwork as you might expect for an historical  80+ year old poster.   Also, an exciting find for the classic Hollywood, comedy and aviation collector.     The poster has aged like fine wine, which makes it particularly attractive and adds all the aesthetic authenticity you’d expect in an Original from 1941.    But, if a more perfect presentation is your desire, it would look Amazing linen backed …

UPDATE:  Due to its utmost Rarity and Stunning Vintage Art, we have decided this one sheet poster is deserving of the benefits of linen backing. So we expect it will return in about a month in all of its gorgeous glory on linen back.   With all its minor flaws like small tears, vintage tape stains and creases restored.    And the result?  Simply Breathtaking!    

Keep 'Em Flying (Universal, 1941). Folded, Fine. One Sheet (27" X 41"). Comedy.
Abbott and Costello are carnival workers that get fired and follow their buddy, stunt pilot Dick Foran, into the Army Air Corps. 
Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Martha Raye, Carol Bruce, William Gargan, and Dick Foran. Directed by Arthur Lubin. An unrestored poster with good color and an overall very presentable appearance. It may have edge wear, fold wear, fold separation, small chips, some tears, pinholes, creases, or minor stains and smudges. There is a small ink stamp in the bottom border of the poster. There are several strips of paper tape on the verso.

NOte: Cvtreasures stamp Not on orignal