B1 x 3: 100 x 212.10 cm, This poster is one of the largest format that Japanese posters come in. This poster is a prototype / test run that was produced for various key stakeholders to review and sign off on, prior to a much larger print run being approved. Despite being a prototype, these posters were often used by smaller cinemas anyway. This poster is in an unused / mint condition.
Japanese premiere billboards - in this case made from three overlapping B1s - are the rarest posters in Japan. Nearly all were displayed and discarded as they took up so much space and were not desirable for Japanese collectors who are extremely space conscious. For a country that prioritized collecting B5 chirashi, this 2 meter wide poster is not feasible to display in most Japanese homes. For this poster to exist over 50 years later is unbelievable - we have never encountered another copy anywhere.
Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers. The screenplay is by Bill Walsh and Don DaGradi, based on P. L. Travers's book series Mary Poppins. The film, which combines live-action and animation, stars Julie Andrews in her feature film debut as Mary Poppins, who visits a dysfunctional family in London and employs her unique brand of lifestyle to improve the family's dynamic. Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, and Glynis Johns are featured in supporting roles. The film was shot entirely at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, using painted London background scenes.
Mary Poppins was released on August 27, 1964, to critical acclaim and commercial success. It became the highest-grossing film of 1964 and, at the time of its release, was Disney's highest-grossing film ever. It received a total of 13 Academy Awards nominations, including Best Picture – a record for any film released by Walt Disney Studios – and won five: Best Actress for Andrews, Best Film Editing, Best Original Music Score, Best Visual Effects, and Best Original Song for "Chim Chim Cher-ee". In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Mary Poppins is considered Walt Disney's crowning live-action achievement, and is the only one of his films which earned a Best Picture nomination during his lifetime. (Source Wikipedia)
This poster is 57 years old!
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