Black Orpheus


1960 Japanese STB 20x57" (51x145cm)

Artist: Noguchi, Hisamitsu (1909-1994)

Grade: Fine


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English title: Black Orpheus

Poster title: 黒いオルフェ

Artist: Noguchi, Hisamitsu (1909-1994)

Poster Year: 1960

Poster Origin: Japanese

Size: STB  20x57"  (51x145cm)

Film title: Black Orpheus

Film Year: 1959

Film Origin: Brazil | France | Italy

Film Directors: Marcel Camus

Film Actors: Breno MelloMarpessa DawnMarcel CamusFausto Guerzoni

Film Genres: Drama| Music| Romance

Film Plot: A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro.

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Keywords: 1950s1960sbandblueCarnivalcostumedressmusicorangesambayellow

Grade: C6  Fine. Tri-folded, single-sided. Top C6: A few spots of surface loss within title area, folds, 1" tear on right side, Bottom C7: Minimal handling/edge wear, two small tears on left edge

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Price: $425

When Marcel Camus decided to retell the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice — one of the most tragic love stories of the ancient world — he made the radical decision to set it during the chaos of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Filled with amazing costumes and set to a killer bossa nova beat, Black Orpheus wowed audiences and critics alike — winning both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or in 1959.

This nearly 5′ tall STB poster features amazing art from famed Japanese illustrator Hisamitsu Noguchi. The design is a subtle re-working of the original French poster from Gilbert Allard. This tall, slender format had very low print numbers compared to regular Japanese B2s. They are very rare, especially for more popular film titles, and are highly sought after by collectors today.

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