Gordon Parks (source and director) THE LEARNING TREE Vintage original 17 ½ x 21 12” (44 x 55 cm.) poster, Belgium


Brussels: Warner Brothers, [1969\. Kyle Johnson, Alex Clarke, dir: Gordon Parks; Warner Brothers.  Folded (as issued), very good+.   Poster has art by Raymond Elseviers not seen in any other promotional pieces.  THE LEARNING TREE was the first movie directed by an African American that was financed and distributed by a major studio.  It was Parks’ first feature film, and adapted from his novel of the same name, an autobiographical work about a black teenager growing up in Depression-era Kansas.

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