Mexico: 1967. Item #103
An original Mexican one sheet movie poster for the 1967 Carlos Velo film adaptation of Juan Rulfo's novel, starring John Gavin and Ignacio Lopez Tarso. Most Mexican movie posters were cheaply manufactured and printed on newsprint, which is brittle to begin with and doesn't age well. This is a Near Fine example, folded, 27 x 37 inches. Two small holes on the upper sides of the frame, not affecting the terrific artwork. An unaccountably rare Latin American film poster; the only other example we've seen is a Cuban silk-screened poster for this film produced later in 1972. Though Stanford University has a fairly comprehensive collection of Mexican film posters, we did not find a copy of this one in their holdings.