This is not a reproduction or reprint. This is an original poster that was meant to be displayed outside a cinema or in a lobby somewhere in the world. Some of these posters are limited runs, signed, stickered or a super rare style. Some carry the scars of being well loved, either way it will look great on your wall.

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A super rare original 1937 Swedish re-release movie poster for Burlesque on Carmen, the 1916 Charlie Chaplin silent slapstick comedy starring Charles Chaplin, Ben Turpin, and Edna Purviance. The film is Chaplin's thirteenth film for Essanay Studios, originally released as Carmen on December 18, 1915. Chaplin played the leading man and Edna Purviance played Carmen. It's a wacky parody of Bizet's opera "Carmen".

There are numerous variations of this poster of the years, but this bold and striking artwork by artist Walter Bjorn is the best I've seen. He was a prolific commercial artist who created over 5000 posters - Wow! Walter Bjorne studied at the School of Design and Crafts school (Slöjdföreningens skola) in Gothenburg from 1928 to 1931. Was an advertising artist since around 1937 and has made approximately 5000 movie posters.

A Burlesque On Carmen (R1937)

  • SIZE

    Large (27 1/2" x 39 1/4") Swedish unfolded one sheet


    Walter Bjorne



    Excellent condition. Never been folded. Show very little signs of handling. Two paper ripples, not folds, from how the poster has been rolled and stored. Minor paper crease on right side.

The picture you see is of the actual poster you are buying.
The metal magents on each corner are to hold the poster on the wall. They are not part of your purchase.