Original, first release British "Double Crown" poster for the 1972 film'Ciao! Manhattan', a quasi-documentary starring the beautiful but doomed Andy Warhol superstar Edie Sedgwick.
Original release posters (with the exception of the German poster) for this cult classic are extremely difficult to find! The reason is that this film was barely distributed in most countries.
It premiered in Amsterdam in July 1972 to critical acclaim. However, its distribution was very spotty and it only played in a very few cinemas in some of cities in Germany & France, then a few more brief exclusive runs in a handful of cities in the USA: San Diego, New York, Denver and Tempe, Arizona, then a cinema in London in 1973 (when this poster was printed) and one in Canada. It never made it to most major cities during those years and specific posters had to be printed for each engagement. As a result (besides the relatively common German poster) there is a rare 1975 French poster; there was a 1972 San Diego poster and this one - but those are the only ones we have seen for the original release engagements. Very few people saw this film when it was first released, very few cinemas showed the film and very few posters were printed (and fewer still survived).
But the poster here is original release. The poster is printed with a process that resulted in an extremely vibrant, richly colored poster - even after all these years!
Poster measures 20x30 inches and is in fine/very fine condition: folded as issued, it was never used and has only some creasing, minor fold and edge wear and a distributor stamp on the reverse. PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER AUCTIONS AND STORE ITEMS FOR COOL MOVIE POSTERS. It must come back in the same condition as it was sent. FILM/ART has one of the finest collections of original movie posters.
The item "CIAO MANHATTAN Rare Original'73 poster Edie Sedgwick Andy Warhol filmartgallery" is in sale since Sunday, November 13, 2016. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-International\1970-79". The seller is "filmartgallery" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.