CAN-CAN 1sh ’60 Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Maurice Chevalier & Louis Jourdan!
An Original Vintage Theatrical Folded One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 27″ x 41″ [69 x 104 cm]) (Learn More)
Cole Porter’s Can-Can, the 1960 Walter Lang France singing-and-dancing romantic musical (“Now at popular prices! Continuous performances! THE GREATEST ENTERTAINMENT SHOW! UNCUT! INTACT! Exactly as it ran for over a year in the major capitals of the world!”; with music by Cole Porter; based on the play by Abe Burrows) starring Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, and Juliet Prowse (in her first movie role; she was in the Juliet Prowse Trio dancing in Rome, Italy, and MGM choreographer Hermes Pan saw her and recommended she be cast in the role of Shirley MacLaine’s sister in this movie!).
Note that, as noted above, the movie played in a very limited “roadshow” release for a full year in “the major capitals of the year”, before it had a wide release to “regular” theaters. The version that played in those capitals of the world was in TODD-AO, but that version was not used for the wide release. So none of the regular U.S. posters have “TODD-AO” on them, because new posters were created for the wide release, and whatever posters were used in the few U.S. cities for the TODD-AO release either no longer exist or may have been individually made. We have seen a Japanese poster and a Spanish language poster with “TODD-AO” on it, and we were recently consigned a British quad that has “TODD-AO” at the top, but has a snipe over it, indicating it was used for the wide release in England. If anyone has ever seen any other posters with TODD-AO, especially a
Condition: very good. The poster has edge and crease wear. You won’t see a better poster condition. Folded with appropriate stamping on the back.
It is rare that you will find an entire poster collection where the poster was obtained from one collector. This collector was there and got these posters himself! Coming directly from one owner. Stored flat in plastic sleeve. Premiums are paid for posters in this type of condition.