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This is an Original 9" x 12" double sided Trade Advertisement , measuring 9" x 12" from M.G.M. Metro-Goldwyn Mayer. It is in full color and in nice shape!

This item is 60 YEARS OLD!!! colors are still vibrant. It is on thicker Trade Ad Stock paper.

It features MARLON BRANDO, GLENN FORD and MACHIKO KYO. This ad was used to promote the MGM 1956 Comedy film,

THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON

M-G-M's Mammoth TECHNICOLOR film!

This comedy-drama is partially a gentle satire on America's drive to change the world in the post-war years. One year after World War II, Captain Fisby is sent to the village of Tobiki in Okinawa to teach the people democracy. The first step is to build a school -- but the wily Okinawans know what they really want. They tell him about their culture and traditions -- and persuade him to build something they really want instead: a teahouse. Fisby has a hard time breaking this news to his superiors.

Director: Daniel Mann

Writers: John Patrick (screenplay), Vern J. Sneider (book)

Stars: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyō

CAST:

Marlon Brando ... Sakini
Glenn Ford ... Capt. Fisby
Machiko Kyō ... Lotus Blossom (as Machiko Kyo)
Eddie Albert ... Capt. McLean
Paul Ford ... Col. Wainwright Purdy III
Jun Negami ... Mr. Seiko
Nijiko Kiyokawa ... Miss Higa Jiga
Mitsuko Sawamura ... Little Girl
Harry Morgan ... Sgt. Gregovich (as Henry {Harry} Morgan)

This is a great art ads for fans of these stars or MGM films!

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MORE INFO ON GLENN FORD: Legendary actor Glenn Ford was discovered in 1939 by Tom Moore, a talent scout for 20th Century Fox and then subsequently signed a contract with Columbia Pictures the same year. Ford's contract with Columbia marked a significant departure in that studio's successful business model. Its boss, had spent decades observing other studios' -- most notably Warner Brothers -- troubles with their contract stars and had built his poverty row studio around their loan outs. Basically, major studios would use Columbia as a penalty box for unruly behavior -- usually salary demands or work refusals. The cunning Cohn usually assigned these stars his little studio could not normally afford into pictures directed by his best director, and the studio's status rose immensely as the 1930s progressed. Cohn understandably had long resisted developing his own stable of contract stars (he'd first hired German ?migr? 'Peter Lorre' in 1934 but didn't know what to do with him) had relented in the late 1930s, first adding 'Rosiland Russell' then signing Ford and fellow newcomer . Cohn reasoned that the two prospects could be used interchangeably, should one become troublesome. Although often competing for the same parts, the two actors became good friends. Their careers would roughly parallel each other through the 1940s, until Holden became a superstar through his remarkable association with director in the 1950s. He made his official in (1939) and continued working in various small roles throughout the 1940s until his movie career was interrupted to join the Marines in World War II. During his service, he helped build safe houses in France for those hiding from the Nazis. Ford continued his military career in the Naval Reserve well into the Vietnam War, becoming one of the few actors to achieve flag-rank. In 1943, he married legendary tap dancer, and had one son, . Like many actors returning to Hollywood after the war (including and Holden, who had already acquired a serious alcohol problem) he found it initially difficult to regain his career momentum. He was able to resume his movie career with the help of who gave him his first post-war break in the 1946 movie (1946). However, it was not until his acclaimed performance in the 1946 classic film noir, (1946) with that he became a major star and one of the the most popular actors of his time. He scored big with the film noir classic, (1953) and The Blackboard Jungle (1955). He continued to make many notable films during his prestigious 50 year movie career, but he is best known for his fine westerns such as (1957), (1965), and pulled a hugely entertaining turn in (1958) and many more fine films. In the 1970s, Ford made his television in the controversial Brotherhood of the Bell and appeared in two fondly-remembered television series: Cade's County and The Family Holvak. During the 1980s and 1990s, Ford limited his appearance to documentaries and occasional films, including a nice cameo in (1978). Glenn Ford is remembered fondly by his fans for his more than 100 excellent films and his charismatic silver screen presence.

MORE INFO ON MARLON BRANDO: Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in 1949, a decision for which he was severely criticized when his star began to dim in the 1960s and he was excoriated for squandering his talents. No actor ever exerted such a profound influence on succeeding generations of actors as did Brando. More than 50 years after he first scorched the screen as Stanley Kowalski in the movie version of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and a quarter-century after his last great performance as Col. Kurtz in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979), all American actors are still being measured by the yardstick that was Brando. It was if the shadow of John Barrymore, the great American actor closest to Brando in terms of talent and stardom, dominated the acting field up until the 1970s. He did not, nor did any other actor so dominate the public's consciousness of what WAS an actor before or since Brando's 1951 on-screen portrayal of Stanley made him a cultural icon. Brando eclipsed the reputation of other great actors circa 1950, such as Paul Muni and Fredric March. Only the luster of Spencer Tracy's reputation hasn't dimmed when seen in the starlight thrown off by Brando. However, neither Tracy nor Olivier created an entire school of acting just by the force of his personality. Brando did.

Born Marlon Brando Jr. on April 3, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Marlon Brando, Sr., a calcium carbonate salesman and his artistically inclined wife, the former Dorothy Pennebaker, "Bud" Brando was one of three children. His oldest sister Jocelyn Brando was also an actress, taking after their mother, who engaged in amateur theatricals and mentored a then-unknown Henry Fonda, another Nebraska native, in her role as director of the Omaha Community Playhouse. Frannie, Brando's other sibling, was a visual artist. Both Brando sisters contrived to leave the Midwest for New York City, Jocelyn to study acting and Frannie to study art. Marlon managed to escape the vocational doldrums forecast for him by his cold, distant father and his disapproving schoolteachers by striking out for The Big Apple in 1943, following Jocelyn into the acting profession. Acting was the only thing he was good at, for which he received praise, so he was determined to make it his career - a high-school dropout, he had nothing else to fall back on, having been rejected by the military due to a knee injury he incurred playing football at Shattuck Military Academy, Brando Sr.'s alma mater. The school booted Marlon out as incorrigible before graduation.

Acting was a skill he honed as a child, the lonely son of alcoholic parents. With his father away on the road, and his mother frequently intoxicated to the point of stupefaction, the young Bud would play-act for her to draw her out of her stupor and to attract her attention and love. His mother was exceedingly neglectful, but he loved her, particularly for instilling in him a love of nature, a feeling which informed his character Paul in Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972) ("Last Tango in Paris") when he is recalling his childhood for his young lover Jeanne. "I don't have many good memories," Paul confesses, and neither did Brando of his childhood. Sometimes he had to go down to the town jail to pick up his mother after she had spent the night in the drunk tank and bring her home, events that traumatized the young boy but may have been the grain that irritated the oyster of his talent, producing the pearls of his performances. Anthony Quinn, his Oscar-winning co-star in Viva Zapata! (1952) told Brando's first wife Anna Kashfi, "I admire Marlon's talent, but I don't envy the pain that created it."

Brando enrolled in Erwin Piscator's Dramatic Workshop at New York's New School, and was mentored by Stella Adler, a member of a famous Yiddish Theatre acting family. Adler helped introduce to the New York stage the "emotional memory" technique of Russian theatrical actor, director and impresario Konstantin Stanislavski, whose motto was "Think of your own experiences and use them truthfully." The results of this meeting between an actor and the teacher preparing him for a life in the theater would mark a watershed in American acting and culture.

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GLENN FORD The TEAHOUSE OF AUGUST MOON Trade Ad MARLON BRANDO Machiko Kyo 1956
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