An original vintage 1969 Italian Locandina poster for the film The Circus (il Circo), an American 1928 silent film, starring legend comic actor Charlie Chaplin. The Circus won Charles Chaplin his first Academy Award - it was still not yet called the 'Oscar' - he was given it at the first presentations ceremony, in 1929. This poster was for the re-released 1969 version of the film, which had a new score by Chaplin.
The Circus was Chaplin’s most troubled production, taking close to two years to complete. A simple enough premise – the Tramp joins a travelling circus – didn’t appear to offer any major logistical problems, while shooting in his own studio and on his own bankroll gave Chaplin all the freedom he needed. But things quickly began to conspire against the director. The circus tent where much of the action takes place was destroyed by bad weather, poor handling of the film negative made early footage worthless, and Chaplin’s studio was decimated by fire. However, it was only when Chaplin’s famously fraught personal life came under the spotlight that the film’s future became uncertain.
The Circus - il Circo (1969R)
Small (12.5" x 26.5") Italian Locandina
Good condition. There is overal toning due to light exposure. Pin holes in the corners. Some staining spots along the top edge, proabably due to moisture. One horizontal fold as issued. Small papaer tear in top edge. Some creasing in the centrral fold area. Otherwsie this poster is in good presentable condition.