BLACK NARCISSUS (1947) – 2
Vintage original 11 x 14″ (28 x 35 cm.) title lobby card, USA. Deborah Kerr, Flora Robson, Jean Simmons, David Farrar, Sabu, dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger; Universal. This brilliant Technicolor film is a psychological study of Anglican nuns who attempt to establish a religious community in the Himalayas. The locations were done in England and Ireland, but all of the Himalayan scenes were shot at the studio in London using glass shots and miniatures. Black-and-white location shots were used, blown up and color chalk applied to them for use in Technicolor. There were two Academy Awards for the color work, the color styling of this poster representing that. One of the loveliest posters ever for this classic film, with its dramatic artwork of all the film’s major characters. One pinhole in black background, a few small pinholes in blank white upper margin, NEAR FINE.