Subject of
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., founded 1919
Signed by
Poitier, Sidney, Bahamian American, 1927 - 2022
Subject of
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
ink on paper
H x W: 11 1/16 × 14 in. (28.1 × 35.6 cm)
Lobby card for A Raisin in the Sun.
The card consists of a large tinted image of a scene from the film of Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier. The two are pictured in a blue kitchen with yellow and green accents. Dee is on the left, wearing an orange dress and looking up towards Poitier, who stands on the right wearing a light blue shirt and darker blue pants. In the bottom left corner is a round orange ball 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]. Poitier's signature appears in black ink just above the orange circle. 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)
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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