Ziegfeld Follies, 1945 Original Poster

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“Greatest production since the birth of motion pictures!” A stunning stone lithography poster for the 1945 MGM musical extravaganza Ziegfeld Follies, with artwork inspired by pin-up artist George Petty. Looking down from heaven, showman Florenz Ziegfeld fondly recalls his first Broadway revue, the Ziegfeld Follies of 1907, and fantasises about staging one last spectacular show.

With an all-star line up including Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland and Lucille Ball, the movie takes the form of an old-fashioned revue with a sequence of unrelated sketches and lavish musical numbers, showcasing the best of MGM talent. Although a similar format, Australian day bills are significantly rarer than US insert posters.


Excellent (A-)

Backed on linen. Prior to backing this poster had two horizontal machine folds with minor splits to fold lines and some darkening to edges.. Backing and light colour touching has smoothed and diminished the folds. Image and colours excellent.


Australian Daybill

Backed on linen

Printed in Sydney by Simmons Limited

Size Guide

30 x 13½ in. (76 x 34 cm.)

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  • Rock Paper Film
    • ESTABLISHED 2017
    • FOUNDER Caitlin Graham
    • ORIGIN United Kingdom
    • KNOWN FOR The Finest Original Vintage Rock & Film Posters
  • Rock Paper Film was founded in 2017 by Caitlin Graham – a leading expert in vintage posters and entertainment memorabilia. Her invaluable experience to source, research and authenticate posters from around the world ensures that the brand’s selection is wholly unique and incredibly rare.

  • Specialising in movie and music posters from the 1920s to the present day, Rock Paper Film only sell original posters. This means posters that were printed in limited quantities for display in cinemas at the time the film was shown or for promotional purposes in advance of an album or tour.