Marilyn Monroe: A Rare Original U.S. One-Sheet Movie Poster for ‘Don’t Bother To Knock’, 1952SKU: by Stephanie Connell Art & Antiques
Marilyn Monroe: A Rare Original U.S. One-Sheet Movie Poster for 'Don't Bother To Knock', 1952
Circa Date : 1952
Materials : Paper
Colour : Black, red, yellow
Country of Origin : United States of America
Designer/ made by : 20th Century Fox
Condition Report : Overall good – See description for further details.
Size 104 cm H x 69 cm W
A rare original U.S. movie poster for 'Don't Bother To Knock' starring Marilyn Monroe, Richard Widmark and Anne Bancroft, released 1952. Released by 20th Century Fox 'Don't Bother To Knock' features Marilyn Monroe in an early lead dramatic role, as psychotic baby-sitter Nell Forbes. This poster is a rare surviving original example of the U.S. one-sheet. The poster is lithographic printed, typical of the American film posters of this period. The poster has recently been conservation linen-backed to preserve it, and does bear the original release stamp details to reverse which are no longer visible and impress details to bottom left corner. Condition report: Overall condition excellent/ very good in accordance with age and use. Poster originally folded (typical when sending to cinemas), colours good, some light foxing not visible after linen backing. Small tear to white border above 'R' or Widmark billing, further small tear to white border above Marilyn elbow to left edge and to bottom white border centre. Some very minor paper loss to fold joins and top left corner (professionally repaired) (see image).