Mar 10, 2011 - Sale 2239

Sale 2239 - Lot 333

Price Realized: $ 16,800
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
MALCOLM X--PERL, ARNOLD. Malcolm X. Full-sheet poster, 41x26-3/4 inches; creases where folded with some wear at the conjunction of the folds with no loss. Los Angeles, 1972

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a scarce poster for the first malcolm x film, one of only 220 full sheets issued by warner. Written and directed by Arnold Perl with the assistance of Alex Haley, who wrote the "Autobiography of Malcolm X." James Earl Jones, Ossie Davis, and a host of cameos by people who were actually in Malcolm's life could not save this film from almost instant obscurity. Mostly a string of episodes bolstered by documentary footage.