MONTANA BELLE/LA REGINA DEI DESPERADOS (1952) POSTER, ITALIAN
MONTANA BELLE/LA REGINA DEI DESPERADOS (1952) POSTER, ITALIAN
MONTANA BELLE/LA REGINA DEI DESPERADOS (1952) POSTER, ITALIAN
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MONTANA BELLE/LA REGINA DEI DESPERADOS (1952) POSTER, ITALIAN

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

MONTANA BELLE/LA REGINA DEI DESPERADOS (1952) POSTER, ITALIAN

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

MONTANA BELLE/LA REGINA DEI DESPERADOS (1952) POSTER, ITALIAN

First Italian release 1953

Artist: Averardo Ciriello (1918-2016) 


Unframed: 201 x 140 cm (79 x 55 in.)


This western was directed by Allan Dwan and stars Jane Russell as the outlaw Belle Starr. In the film Belle Starr is rescued from lynching by Bob Dalton, played by Scott Brady, head of the Dalton gang. He falls for the sexy outlaw, along with another member of the gang, and a wealthy saloon owner, Tom Bradfield, played by George Brent. Disagreements among the gang and Bradfield's uncertainty complicate the plot, as Belle proves just how skilful she is at shooting irons, horses, and as a saloon entertainer. This large Italian poster was printed in two sheets, and designed to be pasted onto billboards. As a result only unused posters survived. Very few of these large Italian billboard posters have ever surfaced.



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Condition Report

Linen-backed.  Excellent condition with the colours remaining very bright. Minor restoration to folds and a couple of surface blemishes, which do not affect the main artwork.


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