Subject of
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., founded 1919
Poitier, Sidney, Bahamian American, 1927 - 2022
McNeil, Claudia, American, 1917 - 1993
Dee, Ruby, American, 1924 - 2014
Hansberry, Lorraine, American, 1930 - 1965
Rose, Philip, 1921 - 2011
Cogan, David J., Romanian American, died 2002
Susskind, David Howard, American, 1920 - 1987
Petrie, Daniel Mannix, Canadian, 1920 - 2004
Date
1961
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 10 15/16 × 14 in. (27.8 × 35.6 cm)
Description
Lobby card for A Raisin in the Sun.
The card consists of a large tinted film still depicting a scene with Sidney Poitier and Claudia McNeil. The two are pictured in a blue room. McNeil is on the left, wearing an orange dress and looking towards Poitier, who is on the right wearing a yellow shirt and leaning towards McNeil. In the bottom right corner is a round orange ring with a white center. Within the white circle is [Columbia Pictures / presents / SIDNEY POITIER / in / a raisin in the sun / with / CLAUDIA McNEIL - RUBY DEE / Screenplay by LORRAINE HANSBERRY from her play / Produced on the stage by PHILIP ROSE and DAVID J. COGAN / Produced by DAVID SUSSKIND and PHILIP ROSE / Directed by DANIEL PETRIE]. Below the image at the bottom left of the card in small blue text is [Copyright 1961 by Columbia Pictures Corporation.].
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Collection title
A Cinema Apart: African American Film Memorabilia (Larry Richards Collection)
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera - Advertisements
Type
lobby cards
Topic
Actors
Film
Hollywood (Film)
Race films
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.118.134.2
Restrictions & Rights
© 1961 Columbia Pictures Corporation
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58c9460e9-3465-44a2-982a-4febee12d73e

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