EXCEPTIONALLY RARE original hand litho Australian one sheet 27" x 40" folded as issued, good - very good condition, minor fold wear, pinholes in the corners and some through the image area. The poster has additional folds (see enlarged photo).
With Joanne Woodward, Claire Trevor, Richard Beymer, Gypsy Rose Lee, Robert Webber
The Stripper is a drama film about a struggling, aging actress turned stripper and the people she knows, played by Joanne Woodward. It is based on the play A Loss of Roses by William Inge.
This was the feature film debut of director Franklin J. Schaffner, and co-starred Carol Lynley, Robert Webber, and Richard Beymer. Also appearing as Madame Olga was real-life stripper Gypsy Rose Lee. It was the first Schaffner film to feature a score by prolific composer Jerry Goldsmith, who would later work with Schaffner on such films as Planet of the Apes, Patton, Papillon, and The Boys from Brazil.
William Travilla was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White.
The film was first designed to be a vehicle for two Fox contract stars, Marilyn Monroe and Pat Boone, with Boone turning down the film on moral grounds.