Created by
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., founded 1919
Subject of
Poitier, Sidney, Bahamian American, 1927 - 2022
Dee, Ruby, American, 1924 - 2014
McNeil, Claudia, American, 1917 - 1993
Sands, Diana, American, 1934 - 1973
Perry, Stephen, American, born 1952
Hansberry, Lorraine, American, 1930 - 1965
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W (Image): 9 3/4 × 12 15/16 in. (24.8 × 32.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 14 1/16 in. (28 × 35.7 cm)
A lobby card for the film A Raisin in the Sun. The card consists of a large tinted film still depicting a scene with all of the Younger family characters in the film: Sidney Poitier as Walter Lee Younger, Ruby Dee as Ruth Younger, Claudia McNeil as Lena Younger, Diana Sands as Beneatha Younger and Stephen Perry as Travis Younger. The family is pictured outdoors, gathered around McNeil, who is seated and opening a gift. In the bottom left 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
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
lobby cards
Hollywood (Film)
Race films
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© 1961 Columbia Pictures Corporation
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