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Film poster for Boyz n the Hood

Image for Film poster for Boyz n the Hood
Commissioned by
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., founded 1919
Subject of
Cube, Ice, American, born 1969
Cuba Gooding Jr., American
Morris Chestnut, American
John Singleton, American, 1968 - 2019
ink on paper
H x W: 39 15/16 × 27 in. (101.4 × 68.6 cm)
Promotional poster for the film Boys N the Hood. The poster features Morris Chestnut, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Ice Cube. They are around the rear of a convertible. Morris Chestnut is on the far left of the image and is seated within the backseat of the car. In the center of the poster wearing a yellow and black button-up shirt is Cuba Gooding, Jr. He stands with his arms resting behind him on the trunk of the car. To his left is Ice Cube, who is standing with his right leg propped up on the trunk. His arms rest on his right knee. Above the figures in the upper left corner is white text that reads “Once upon a time / in South Central L.A.” Written in red at center right is “BOYZ N THE / HOOD.” Below the title is additional white text that reads “It ain't no fairy tale.” Along the lower fourth of the poster, above the billing block is a narrow blue stripe with white text listing the actors in the film.
African American
Hollywood (Film)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Personal Collection of Bill Ivory Larson
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Restrictions & Rights
© 1991 Columbia Pictures. Permission required for use.
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