1940 African American Ruby Dee Vintage Movie Poster
PRINTED BY: Ted Toddy Pictures NYC
CONDITION: A, very clean, linen mounted, machine folded as most movie posters are. Stars for genealogy purposes: Monte Hawley, Ruby Dee, Lawrence Criner, John Bouie, Ken Freeman, Al Curtis, poster says "with stars of Anna Lucasta in the laff comedy of the year". Lucky Productions.
NOTE from Wiki: Mantan Moreland, best known for his befuddled, scared-of-ghosts black chauffeur character in the Charlie Chan series, starred in what was then called "all-colored features". This movie is "What a Guy". Mantan Moreland (1902-1973) was a comic and actor most popular in the 1930s and 1940s. Some of his roles are now considered to be controversial, as he often played a superstitious, easily frightened manservant, ready to flee at the first sign of danger, somewhat similar to roles played by Stepin Fetchit. However, many consider these roles to be just a minor part of Moreland`s prolific career, which included many early all-black films as well as dozens of mainstream comedies, mysteries and horror movies.
Ted Toddy, in the early 1940`s began releasing a large number of films that featured all Black casts. They were both features and shorts, and were distributed by Toddy, some were produced by him, and others were by others and either released or re-released through his Toddy organization.
A wonderful and historical African American piece with Mantan in a dapper plaid suit holding a cigar and Ruby Dee in an inset next to him. The poster is archivally linen backed and ready for framing. We only have this one.
Size: 40 X 27.50 inches
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