Linen-backed, unfolded and conservation framed with UV plexiglass
Excellent condition, with the colours remaining very strong. There is some slight variation in the black background, which is in the printing.
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Film Posters of the 30s, Aurum Press Limited 2002, page 93 and Exploitation Poster Art, Aurum Press Limited 2005, page 81
This 1936 exploitation film was directed by Dwain Esper, and written by Esper's wife, Hildagarde Stadie. The message that the film was trying to convey was that the possibility of smoking marijuana could eventually lead to becoming addicted to heroin. Although the film had cult status when it was released, it became more popular on college campuses in the 1960s.
This poster has a large blank area at the top, which was designed for the theatres to print or write the screening details. The top three inches of this area has been covered by the mount.