Size: 39.5 x 55 inches
Artist: Alberto Spagnoli
This oversized poster issued in 1946 in Italy for fans of Laurel and Hardy. Lasting 60 minutes, it brings together three movie shorts: One Good Turn (1931), Scram! (1932), and Me and My Pal (1933). Laurel and Hardy were a comedy double act during the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. The team was composed of thin Englishman Stan Laurel (1890–1965) and heavyset American Oliver Hardy (1892–1957). They became well known during the late 1920s through the mid-1940s for their slapstick comedy, with Laurel playing the clumsy and childlike friend of the pompous Hardy.
Alberto Spagnoli was an Italian poster artist known for his movie posters. He also created the artwork for the Italian release of Andy Warhol's film La magnifica preda (River of No Return) starring Marilyn Monroe, Mondo cane, Charlie Chaplin's 1918 movie Mondo Cane (A Dog's Life), and the movie adaptation of Agatha Christie's movie ..e poi, non ne rimase nessuno (And Then There Were None).
This poster shows Laurel and Hardy smoking cigars before a New York backdrop (we know it's NYC because we can spot a Macy's and Ziegfeld Follies - a series of theatre productions on Broadway - amongst the skyline!) Measuring 39.5 x 55 inches, it is in very good shape and mounted on linen.