Sunset Boulevard R60s-1950 30x39 Rare Military One Sheet-Billy Wilder-Gloria Swanson
Sunset Boulevard, director Billy Wilder's classic crime film noir starring Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Buster Keaton, Cecil B. DeMille, Hedda Hopper, Anna Q. Nilsson, H.B. Warner and Franklyn Farnum.
This is a military one-sheet. Military one-sheets were printed at the same time as the regular U.S. one-sheets when the movie was first released. Made to be used on U.S. military installations, sometimes the posters had small writing at the bottom lower right or left that said either "For Distribution and Use at U.S. Military Establishments Only", "Litho in U.S.A." or "Printed in U.S.A."
"Litho in U.S.A." was used in the 1950's during the Korean War. "Printed in U.S.A" was used in the 1960's during the Vietnam War as was this poster. The lower edge of the poster has been trimmed. It now measures 30" x 39.5".
The poster is in good condition though has some fold and edge damage from the odd way it was folded over the years.
Watch the trailer for the film below.