Friday 4 October 2019

Play Misty for Me Rare UK 60 x 40 poster

Out of respect, I held back on posting this extremely rare poster while the auction was still active. In that time, it also gave me the opportunity to digitally restore it to somewhere near its original glory. The poster as stated is an extremely rare one and was exclusively printed for the ABC cinema chain. As far as we are aware, there was also a poster produced for Dirty Harry (see here) and for High Plains Drifter. Because of the unusual size, especially in UK cinemas, these posters were often cut down to a 30x40 section in order to fit within the more standard quad frame - something that actually turns me cold at the very thought! This Play Misty version sold on Wednesday for a final price of £113.00, which was not particularly surprising as it was the first one I have ever seen come up for auction. The poster was available within the UK only, so unless it was obtained on behalf of someone, I’m guessing the poster still remains here within the UK. It’s certainly a very nice and unique piece.

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