ADULT FILM ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA [AFAA] (ca. 1975) One sheet poster$850.00
Np: AFAA, [ca. 1975]. Vintage original 42 x 26 3/4″ (107 x 68 cm.) one sheet poster, folded (as issued), there is minor crossfold separation and age toning, overall very good+.
“The Management of this Theatre is a Member of the Adult Film Association of America. Recognizing that Motion-Pictures are a vital and established medium of communication in the United States of America and that persons privileged to engage in this form of expression have certain well defined responsibilities to the general public.
“We acknowledge these responsibilities and do hereby pledge:
“1. That films of adult subject matter will be exhibited to adult audiences and that persons not of adult age will not be admitted.
“2. That the definition of an ‘adult’ is that designation set by the constituted authorities of this community, but in no event any person under the age of 18 years.
“3. That we will exhibit only films that are in conformity with the Free Speech Provisions of the Constitution of the United States of America.
“4. That we will respect the privacy of the general public in our advertising and public displays.”
In the 1970s, many movie theaters were struggling to survive, and the advent of theatrical porno features was an at least temporary lifeline for some of them. This very scarce poster is the only one we have ever seen. WorldCat does not list any known copies, although they do list only single copies of a few AFAA documents.