Poster for Madea's Class Reunion

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Printed by
Unidentified
Subject of
Perry, Tyler, American, born 1969
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 19 7/16 × 13 in. (49.4 × 33 cm)
Type
posters
Date
2003
Description
A poster advertising the release of a recording of the play “Madea's Class Reunion" by Tyler Perry. The poster is small, narrow and printed on thin paper. The text is black, white, purple and red and in a variety of sizes and fonts. The top third of the poster reads, [Tyler Perry’s® / MADEA’s CLASS / REUNION / THE CLASS THAT HAD NO CLASS]. Below the text are photographic images of three figures. The central figure is Tyler Perry dressed in a white shirt, wide pinstriped jacket and wearing a large gold cross. He is holding his arms upright with his thumbs pointing at the figures behind him. The figure on the right is Tyler Perry as his granny character, Madea. Madea has grey bobbed hair and is wearing a lavender suit, black cat eyeglasses and is holding a cigarette. The figure to the left is Tyler Perry as the bellboy/bartender character, "Dr." Willie Leroy Jones. He has short braids and is wearing a red bellboy uniform, a black skullcap, black-rimmed glasses and the gold chains. The bottom third of the poster are images of three mini-posters advertising three other plays written by Tyler Perry. The mini-poster on the far left has red and white text that reads, [Tyler Perry’s® / I Can Do / Bad All / By Myself / See the show where Madea got her start!], and features a black and white image of Tyler Perry as Madea, wearing a leopard print head scarf, a plain jacket with leopard print cuffs and black cat eye glasses. The middle mini-poster has white and yellow text that reads [Tyler Perry’s® / Madea Family / Reunion / THE THEATRICAL PRODUCTION / A wedding, a funeral and a family reunion… / and she did it all for only 75 dollars], and features Tyler Perry as Madea, wearing a floral purple print dress with a white lace collar, black cat eye glasses, and black loafers. She is smoking a cigarette while holding a purse in one hand and a gun in the other. To the right of the Madea image is a faded image of Tyler Perry’s head. The third mini-poster on the right has white, yellow and red texts that reads, [Tyler Perry’s / Diary of a Mad Black Woman] featuring an image of a torn piece of paper that reads [Dear Diary, / Today is my twentieth / year anniversary and / my husband is leaving me / Signed a Mad Black Woman] and features a bedside stand with flowers and a vase, a box of tissues, an alarm clock and a lamp, next to a bed with a red diary resting on it. Below the mini posters is a VHS and DVD release date. The reverse of the poster is blank.
Topic
African American
Advertising
Comedy
Film
Musical Theatre
United States--Social life and customs
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kathleen M. Kendrick
Object number
2015.64.3
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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