SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS/LES MESAVENTURES DE SULLIVAN (1941) POSTER, BELGIAN
First Belgian release 1947
Unframed: 48 x 36 cm (19 x 14 in.)
Framed: 64.1 x 50.2 cm (25¼ x 19¾in.)
The writer and director of this film, Preston Sturges, has been called the father of 'screw-ball' comedy, and recognised as a comic genius. After an unsuccessful career as an inventor (he worked on aeroplane and car designs that failed, but managed to invent a kiss-proof lipstick), Sturges began writing plays. His first two, The Guinea Pig and Strictly Dishonourable were picked up by Hollywood, and Sturges's interest in the industry was sparked. By the end of the 1930s he was one of the best paid writers in Hollywood, but was increasingly frustrated by his lack of control over projects. He therefore turned to directing. His first film was The Great McGinty (1940), which was successful and launched his directing career. At the peak of his career in the mid 40s Sturges was one of the highest paid people in America. His success was due to his screw-ball comedies, which combined clever and witty dialogue with poignant comments on American society. Sullivan's Travels, which stars Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake, was celebrated as a masterpiece, and highlighted the contrast between opportunities available for the rich and the poor in America. This is one of the nicest posters on this title.This Belgian poster very rarely surfaces.
Please see Shipping Calculator Link: Click here
Paper-backed and conservation framed with UV plexiglass.Excellent condition with the colours remaining very bright. Very minor restoration to folds.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.