A SONG IS BORN Daybill Movie poster 1948 Rare RKO JAZZ Danny Kaye Benny Goodman

Price: AUD $150.00

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE Original Australian daybill 13" x 30" folded as issued very good – fine condition, minor sighns of ageing.
NOTE: RKO daybills from this era were nearly always printed with artwork extending to the edges of the poster – usually with just one white lower border. They are genuinely rare posters and distinctive for their striking hand litho art.


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A Song Is Born (1948)

Directed by Howard Hawks.

With Virginia Mayo, Louis Armstrong, Steve Cochran, Benny Goodman, Danny Kaye, Tommy Dorsey, Hugh Herbert, Mel Powell, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Barnet

A Song Is Born is a 1948 Technicolor musical film remake of the 1941 movie Ball of Fire with Gary Cooper, starring Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo. It was directed by Howard Hawks from an original story by Billy Wilder, produced by Samuel Goldwyn and released by RKO Radio Pictures.
Filmed in Technicolor, it featured a stellar supporting cast of musical legends, including Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, and Benny Carter. Other notable musicians playing themselves in the cast include Charlie Barnet, Mel Powell, Harry Babasin, Louis Bellson, Al Hendrickson, The Golden Gate Quartet, Russo and the Samba Kings, The Page Cavanaugh Trio, and Buck and Bubbles. Other actors include Steve Cochran and Hugh Herbert.



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