Vintage Movie Posters
Special Collections has 6,000
movie posters mainly from the 1940s and
1950s. Posters from the 100 best movies can now
be viewed online.
Currently on Display
Land of the Free, Home of the Brave
- The Fighting Sullivans
(1944, rereleased 1951) starring
George Offerman Jr.,
- "The lives of a close-knit group of brothers growing up in Iowa during the days of the
Great Depression and of World War II and their eventual deaths in action in the Pacific
theater are chronicled in this film based on a true story."
- Halls of Montezuma
(1950, rereleased 1951) starring
- "The marines attack a strongly held enemy island in the Pacific. We follow them from the beach
to a Japanese rocket site through enemy infested jungle as their ex-school teacher leader is
transformed into a battle veteran and his squad becomes a tight fighting unit."
- Objective Burma
- "A group of men parachute into Japanese-occupied Burma with a dangerous and
important mission: to locate and blow up a radar station. They accomplish this well
enough, but when they try to rendezvous at an old air-strip to be taken back to their
base, they find Japanese waiting for them, and they must make a long, difficult
walk back through enemy-occupied jungle."
- Sands of Iwo Jima
- "Marine sergeant John Stryker seems a martinet and a bully as he trains young Marines for
combat in the Pacific war. In the end, as survival in the bloody battle of Iwo Jima depends
on the lessons Stryker has drilled into them, his troops discover why he was so hard on them."
Filmography links and data courtesy of
The Internet Movie Database.
The Library's movie posters
also paper the walls of the newly
refurbished Paramount Theater at
LIU Brooklyn, thanks, in part, to
the efforts of
Steinberg. Only duplicate copies of Paramount
Pictures movie titles were picked and then placed in secure frames.
Very recently, the rest of the Paramount duplicates were also sent to
be framed. There is also the exciting possibility of movie poster
exhibits animating one of the
rooms. Movie buffs,
please watch for coming attractions.
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