1969 Original Movie Poster – Invitation
Designed by Pablo Picasso
Bitka na Neretvi (Battle of Neretva, La bataille de Neretva)
This is a smaller version of Picasso’s poster, printed in a limited number of copies and used as an invitation-only for the premiere of The Battle of Neretva and the simultaneous opening ceremony of the hall Skenderija in Sarajevo. The making of the movie Battle of Neretva in 1969 was the most expensive project at that time. Some of the biggest Hollywood stars were in the cast, such as Yule Brynner, Orson Welles, and Franco Nero. Pablo Picasso designed the original poster. Curiously, this was the only time when Picasso designed the movie poster. The authorities never announced the movie budget. Some are saying that Tito even ordered spending federal reserves in order to finish the shooting.
The poster is signed by the actors and director, as well as Tito himself and his spouse, Jovanka Broz. Here is the list of autographs:
- Josip Broz Tito
- Jovanka Broz
- Veljko Bulajic
- Sergei Bondarchuk
- Orson Welles and Yul Brunner
- Sylva Koscina
- Hardy Kruger
- Oleg Vidov and Anthony Dawson
Condition: folded, several small tears, a little wrinkled, minor traces of use, and paper aging. Please, see scans. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Dimensions: 46 x 20 cm.
Note: This is an original poster, we do not sell reproductions.
We offer free EMS (Express Mail Service) for this product. Item will be shipped in a strong cardboard tube.