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1968 The Graduate One Sheet Movie Poster RARE

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An Original Vintage Theatrical Folded Foreign One-Sheet Movie Poster (measures 27″ x 41″) (Learn More)

The Graduate, the classic 1968 Mike Nichols (winner of the Best Director Academy Award for this film) coming-of-age romantic melodrama (“‘Benjamin do you find me undesirable?’ ‘Oh, no Mrs. Robinson. I think you’re the most attractive of all my parents’ friends.'”; “This is Benjamin. He’s a little worried about his future.”; “‘Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me…aren’t you?'”; “Screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry“; “Songs by Paul Simon performed by Simon and Garfunkel”; nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award; about a college graduate who becomes involved with the wife of his father’s business partner and then romances her daughter) starring Anne Bancroft (nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award for this film; as Mrs. Robinson), Dustin Hoffman (nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for this film; as Benjamin Braddock), Katharine Ross (nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for this film; as Elaine Robinson), William Daniels (as Mr. Braddock), Murray Hamilton (as Mr. Robinson), Elizabeth Wilson (as Mrs. Braddock), Buck Henry (who wrote the screenplay, as the “Room Clerk”), Brian Avery (as Carl), Norman Fell (as Mr. McCleery), and a young Richard Dreyfuss (in a bit part, but he does have two lines!)
Important Added Info: Note that it has been established that the leg in the iconic image on this poster belongs to Linda Gray (who later went on to fame in TV’s “Dallas”), and not Anne Bancroft. However, as it is clearly intended to be thought of as Bancroft’s leg (Gray was an unbilled body double, or more accurately, “leg double”), we are referring to it as such. Also, note that when this classic movie was first released in 1968, there were two regular one-sheets. One had a line drawing of a woman’s leg, and the other has the classic image of Bancroft’s stockinged leg with Hoffman behind her and the great tagline “This is Benjamin. He’s a little worried about his future”. To further complicate things, Embassy Releasing released the movie in the United States, and United Artists released it outside the United States. Both studios issued both styles of one-sheet, so there are four different original release one-sheets (the ones from United Artists say “1SH FOR.” on the back). To make things even more complicated, right after the movie won several Academy Awards, new posters were printed with “Academy Award Winner” added to the area at top (the fact that this large area had been left blank says to me that they had planned in advance to add this after the Academy Awards). The pre-award one-sheets, especially the “This is Benjamin” style, from both Embassy and United Artists are the most desirable posters from this movie. Offered in this auction is the pre-awards international one-sheet poster from United Artists.

Condition: very good to fine. There is very small surface paper loss and there are a few minor creases along the foldlines and around the edges of the poster

Stamped on the back. 68/26

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