"THE WORLD'S GREAT LAUGHING PICTURE!"
[MOVIE POSTER, lithograph]. THE GOLD RUSH (United Artists, R- 1942). "The Gold Rush" is considered by many to be Chaplin's greatest masterpiece. This is a poster for the 1942 re-release of the 1925 film, for which Chaplin composed and recorded a musical score and added a narration which he recorded himself. British Door Panel (20" X 60"). This color poster shows the "Little Tramp," wrapped in a shawl and shivering in the snow, before a large wooden sign that reads: "THE WORLD'S GREAT | LAUGHING PICTURE! | CHARLIE | CHAPLIN | in | THE | GOLD RUSH | Written and directed by | Charles Chaplin | with MUSIC | and WORDS." In the bottom left corner is a small seal: "Distributed by UNITED ARTISTS," and in the bottom right corner is another small seal, that of the British Board of Film Censors. Printed in very small type in the bottom border, beneath the image, is "Printed in England," a two-line terms-of-use statement, "STAFFORD & CO., LTD., Netherfield, Nottingham : and London," " No 6128A." There is a 2" tear at top, a 1.5 inch tear at the bottom, and a few nicks along the borders. Overall fine.