Based on the novel by Pierre La Mure, the 1952 British film Moulin Rouge is a fictionalised account of the life of street artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec as he pursues his art in 19th century bohemian Paris and finds solace among the other misfits at famed dance hall the Moulin Rouge. Alongside Zsa Zsa Gabor as Jane Avril, Jose Ferrer starred as the diminutive Toulouse-Lautrec, reportedly shooting the entire movie on his knees with his legs strapped to the back of his thighs. The picture was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director for John Huston and Best Actor for Jose Ferrer. Far superior to the original British and American campaign artwork, artist Tibor Zala echoed the style of Lautrec's original can-can posters on this scarce absinthe-green poster for the first Hungarian release of the film in 1957.
Very good (B)
Conservation backed on linen. Backing has smoothed one vertical and three horizontal manual fold lines and nicks, creases and small tears to edges, the largest ½in. Creasing, surface loss and some slight discolouration to folds. Spots of minor colour touching to folds and edges. A minor paper restoration to a tiny edge chip at upper left edge. Some faint surface scuffs.