La Regina d'Africa
1952 Italian 4-foglio 55x78" (140x200cm)
Grade: Very Good to Fine
English title: African Queen
Poster title: La Regina d'Africa
Poster Year: 1952
Poster Origin: Italian
Film title: African Queen
Film Year: 1951
Film Directors: John Huston
Film Plot: In Africa during WWI, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
Grade: C5 Very Good to Fine. Folded, single-sided. Top C5: Theater used poster with moderate handling/edge/fold wear, fold separation and paper chipping especially at the top vertical folds and bottom centerfold (w/approximately 1" x 1" paper loss), slight fold separation on the far edges of the horizontal fold, cross fold separation and numerous tiny tears along the folds especially the center vertical fold near the bottom, paper has become somewhat brittle and tanned with age. Bottom C5: Theater used poster with moderate handling/edge/fold wear, chipping along the vertical folds and along the top edge, fold separation at the bottom center fold with small chipping, cross fold separation, paper has become somewhat brittle and tanned with age.
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For a multitude of reasons, Bogart’s films with Lauren Bacall get the lion’s share of attention within his filmography. However, the chemistry on display between Bogart and Katharine Hepburn in the African Queen is absolutely divine, making it one his most romantic and intimate films. Set during WWI in East Africa, John Huston’s African Queen was shot on location in glorious technicolor — an amazing achievement at the time due to the unwieldy equipment. This wonderful Italian poster captures one of the most intense and desperate scenes in the film. First release Italian Bogarts are extremely rare, and this huge African Queen 4-foglio is no exception.