Porgy and Bess Pressbook

Porgy and Bess Pressbook

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Description (Brief)
Pressbook for the 1959 film Porgy and Bess. Otto Preminger directed this cinematic adaptation of George Gershwin’s legendary opera. The film is set among the black residents of a fishing village in South Carolina during 1912. Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, and Sammy Davis Jr. star in this musical drama.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pressbook
date made
1960
Associated Name
Poitier, Sidney
Davis, Sammy
Bailey, Pearl
maker
Columbia Pictures
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 20 in; 30.48 cm x 50.8 cm
ID Number
1986.0369.06
accession number
1986.0369
catalog number
1986.0369.06
subject
Motion Pictures
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Movies
Movie Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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