GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) v. Rare 1954 1st Widescreen release UK quad poster. Quad crown size of approx 30 x 40 inches. Printed by Charles & Read Ltd. Very rare original UK cinema quad movie poster for one of the most famous and best-loved films ever made,'Gone with the Wind'.The film was first released in movie theatres in 1939. It was then subsequently re-released a couple of times after this, but in 1954 its aspect ratio was altered by the MGM studio and it was released for the first time in a widescreen format. This poster is from that 1954/55 UK release. Obviously any posters from the early releases are extremely rare and highly sought-after, and a poster such as this is likely to be the earliest example of a British quad that will be found anytime soon coming to market.
There is another quad more commonly available which has a similar graphic design to this one, but that one has a black and white photograph of the two leads and it is a later release which is lacking the classic lovers''Gone with the Wind' pose that is shown superbly illustrated in colour on here. Overall condition - fairly good. The poster is not in perfect condition and the paper is showing many signs of its age and useage, with several pin-holes, some marks, edge-tears (but only up to 1cm or so), creasing, tape-burns, and a 20x22mm triangular area of paper-loss on the bottom border. Writing on the reverse which slightly shows through to the front. However, most of the flaws are on or near the edges in the white border area, and the main body of the poster with the central art and title isn't too bad at all.
As can be seen, the poster still displays to a highly respectable level. Whilst it is obviously not in the greatest shape, please bear in mind just how incredibly rare this poster is, and just how unlikely the chances are of finding another quad of a similar age. I have taken several photos so that all areas of the poster can be viewed in detail.Please also see photos for your own appraisal of the general condition. Any questions or further photos required please ask. All the items I send will be very carefully packaged using strong and secure posting materials. I know people are very concerned about how something they've just bought will be packaged - especially if it's valuable and rare. I also know all too well the disappointment of receiving something damaged in the post because of lazy, cheap and shoddy packaging. So, therefore to assure my buyers that their goods will be carefully packed, I will explain in detail below how I prepare and package my items. FLAT ITEMS such as folded posters, lobby cards, press books, etc, are put into polythene sleeves and then placed between two pieces of THICK card before being sealed in a'Do Not Bend' envelope. The extra card will make this package an absolute minimum of 10 mm thick to prevent bending. ROLLED POSTERS are placed inside a sleeve of polythene tubing and then put into a 3 inch diameter tube which has strong 2.5 mm thick walls.
The poster will be cushioned at both ends inside the tube with tissue paper or bubble wrap, etc, to prevent movement. The ends of the tube will be tape-sealed on the outside. LINEN-BACKED POSTERS and irregular sized or shaped posters will be rolled in kraft paper, and then bubble-wrapped. Depending on the type of poster the tube may be anything between a 3 inch and 6 inch diameter. All tubes will have minimum 2.5 mm thick walls.OTHER MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS such as collectable figures, props, etc, will be bubble-wrapped and cushioned with crushed paper or something similar inside a sturdy cardboard box. ANYTHING SEALED inside any package (polythene sleeve, cardboard, bubble-wrap, etc) is done with masking tape.
I find this is strong enough to seal securely, but the low stickiness of it means it is easy to remove, and therefore will not cause any damage by accidentally sticking to the item. Multiple items of the same type I. It may do at checkout, but I don't know for sure.
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