This is an original ultra rare Japanese poster printed in 1953 for the first release of Calamity Jane staring one of the greatest icons of our time - Doris Day. This poster has been conservation linen-backed and is in a mint condition.
Following on the success of Annie Get Your Gun, Warner Brothers released this Wild West-themed musical. Starring Doris Day, it's loosely based on the life of heroine Calamity Jane and explores her romance with Wild Bill Hickok, played by Howard Keel. The song "Secret Love" won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
We sent this poster from Tokyo all the way to California to our linen-backers and they have done an best-in-class job. It is conservation linen-backed it to ensure it will survive for future generations.
It is 68 years old!
Size (cm) 72.5x51
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.