This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1952 for the first release of Bathing Beauty.
Bathing Beauty is a 1944 musical film starring Red Skelton, Basil Rathbone, and Esther Williams, and directed by George Sidney.
Although this was not Williams' screen debut, it was her first Technicolor musical. The film was initially to be titled "Mr. Co-Ed", with Red Skelton having top billing. However, once MGM executives watched the first cut of the film, they realized that Esther Williams' role should be showcased more, and changed the title to "Bathing Beauty", giving her prominent billing and featuring her bathing-suit clad figure on the posters.
The film is also Janis Paige's film debut. After this film, Paige would go to Warner Brothers to make such films as Of Human Bondage, Hollywood Canteen, and Romance on the High Seas. In later years, Paige would return to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in few films. (Source Wikipedia)
This poster is in a excellent condition, there is some staining to the very edge of the corners. This has been taken into account for the price. Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is 69 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.