THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI [LE DAMA DE SHANGHAI] (1947). Vintage original 56 x 43 140 x 108 cm. Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glen Anders, dir: Orson Welles; Columbia. One of the best remembered of the film noir genre. Controversial while being filmed for Orson Welles’ controlling ways and for his insistence that wife Rita Hayworth cut and dye her famous red tresses. The film, based on Sherwood King’s novel If I Die Before I Wake , was made only because Welles was in financial trouble while producing a musical stage version of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. The creditors were about to pull the sets and costumes on opening night in Boston if he did not pay the bill. Orson delivered a film that ran 155 minutes. Though beautifully photographed, Cohn was not pleased. It was cut to 87 minutes, glamour close-ups and a song were added for Hayworth (for which she was dubbed) and the release held for a year. Errol Flynn’s yacht was used for the location filming and Flynn served as a technical advisor and appears in the background of some shots. Today the film is appreciated for its moodiness, romance and photography — and for the legendary scene of the funhouse of mirrors. This is a rare size poster which is very seldom seen. On linen, with minor conservation along folds and edges, NEAR FINE. It must come back in the same condition as it was sent. AUTHENTICATION: My name is Walter Reuben. I have been collecting movie posters since 1978. I have been a full-time dealer since 1982. Everything which I sell is fully researched and entirely guaranteed to be completely authentic and as described. A lifetime of experience goes behind every description of every piece which I offer. ABOUT ME: For further information, go to the ABOUT ME. The item “LADY FROM SHANGHAI, THE (1947) Vintage original Argentine poster on linen AF” is in sale since Friday, December 1, 2017. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-International\1940-49″. The seller is “walterfilmusa” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Size: 56 x 43″ (140 x 108 cm.)
- Modified Item: Yes
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Argentina
- Modification Description: Mounted on linen, minor conservation