We recently acquired a small collection of large-format, vintage movie posters dating from the late 1960s and early 70s. We're not sure what theater they originally came from, but I would suspect it was was one of the last, large movies palaces here in the Philadelphia area, as only an urban theater would have needed these huge posters for display.
These posters are 40" by 60" and printed on heavy card stock. This size is now known as a "Bus Shelter" and used in major cities in the pre-fab metal shelters found at bus stops, but decades ago, the size would have been used in frames at large first-run theaters.
This is an original theatrical poster for Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, a 1971 horror film by the famous Hammer Studios. The basic plot is obvious from the title: Dr Jekyll comes up with an elixir which changes him into an evil woman. The interesting twist comes from his need of women's body parts to make this elixir, which leads to the good doctor, in female form, to commit the Jack the Ripper murders. The lead role was played by Ralph Bates and Martine Beswick.
The poster is 40" by 60".
Condition: light wear to the edges, otherwise fine.
Item ID: 3654