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This is an 1-Sheet Movie poster measuring approx 27" x 41" from 1959. It is almost 60 YEARS OLD from PARAMOUNT PICTURES Studios!!!

This poster has a distressed look to it. It has tack and, tape marks, double folds a couple slits in the folds and aging. It also has some stains on the top. Please see all images for condition. Colors are still bright.

It is still a nice keepsake for its age. This is an ORIGINAL movie poster that was used to promote in theaters, the 1959 comedy musical film,

LI'L ABNER

As Sadie Hawkins Day approaches, Daisy Mae hopes to win the hand of Li'l Abner by catching him in the traditional race. A senator comes to visit to tell the residents of Dogpatch that their town is to be used as an atomic bomb testing ground, unless they can find *something* necessary about the town. Could Mammy Yokum's Yokumberry tonic (which Abner has taken every day since he was a baby) be the key?

Director: Melvin Frank

Writers: Al Capp (comic strip), Melvin Frank

Stars:

Leslie Parrish, Stubby Kaye, Peter Palmer

CAST:

Peter Palmer ... Li'l Abner Yokum
Leslie Parrish ... Daisy Mae
Stubby Kaye ... Marryin' Sam
Howard St. John ... General Bullmoose
Julie Newmar ... Stupefyin' Jones
Stella Stevens ... Appassionata Von Climax
Billie Hayes ... Pansy ('Mammy') Yokum
Joe E. Marks ... Pappy Yokum
ern Hoffman ... Earthquake McGoon
Al Nesor ... Evil Eye Fleagle
Robert Strauss ... Romeo Scragg
William Lanteau ... Available Jones
Ted Thurston ... Senator Jack S. Phogbound
Carmen Álvarez ... Moonbeam McSwine (as Carmen Alvarez)
Alan Carney ... Mayor Daniel D. Dogmeat

It is a nice keepsake, regardless of condition for the true western fan.

Shop with confidence! This is part of our in-store inventory from our shop which is has been located in the heart of Hollywood where we have been in business for OVER 40 years!

MORE INFO ON PETER PALMER: Peter Palmer (born September 20, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American baritone and actor best known for his portrayal of Li'l Abner, both on Broadway and on film.

He was offered scholarships to a number of universities; however, he chose the University of Illinois to study voice under Bruce Foote. He was the first music major to letter in football at the university. While at Illinois his team won the Big Ten championships in 1951 and 1953 and the Rose Bowl in 1952. Palmer sang the national anthem at every home game in 1953 before taking the field.

in 1954 Palmer married his first wife, Jackie (Gleason) whom he met in Los Angeles. They had five children, and were divorced in 1964.

In 1956, Palmer was cast in the title role of the musical Li'l Abner, for which he won a Theatre World Award. In 1959, he was cast in the same role in the movie version. His Li'l Abner role brought him a guest appearance on NBC's The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Palmer appeared on Broadway with Carol Channing in Lorelei in 1974.

He was married to stage actress and former Miss Dominion of Canada (1964) Aniko (Mary Lou) Farrell until her death in October 2011. They had one child.

In 1967, Palmer had a recurring role as Sergeant James Bustos, a former Confederate States of America soldier, in the short-lived ABC military-western series Custer, with Wayne Maunder in the starring role as Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.

Throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, Palmer appeared on numerous television episodes, including a small part on Dallas . In 1977, Palmer had a regular role as part of the cast on the short-lived situation comedy The Kallikaks, playing Oscar Heinz.

Peter and Aniko loved theatre and spent much of their time at The Masque Community Theatre of Temple Terrace in Temple Terrace, Florida, where they resided.

MORE INFO ON JULIE NEWMAR: Julie Newmar (born August 16, 1933) is an American actress, dancer and singer, known for a variety of stage, screen, and television roles. She won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Katrin Sveg in the 1958 Broadway production of The Marriage-Go-Round, and reprised the role in the 1961 film version. In the 1960s, she starred for two seasons as Catwoman in the television series Batman (1966–67). Her other stage credits include the Ziegfeld Follies in 1956, and playing Lola in Damn Yankees! (1961) and Irma in Irma la Douce (1965) in regional productions. She appeared in the music video for George Michael's 1992 single "Too Funky", and had a cameo as herself in the 1995 film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.

She was born in Los Angeles as Julia Chalene Newmeyer, the eldest of three children born to Don and Helen (Jesmer) Newmeyer. Her German-American father was head of the Physical Education Department at Los Angeles City College and had played American football professionally in the 1920s with the Los Angeles Buccaneers of the first American Football League. Her Swedish-French mother was a fashion designer who used Chalene as her professional name and later became a real-estate investor.

Newmar began her career as a dancer, training with Denishawn and later appearing in the Ziegfeld Follies; Eddie Cantor said she had "the most beautiful legs in the Follies".

Newmar has two younger brothers, Peter Bruce Newmeyer (born 1935) and John A. Newmeyer (born 1940), a writer, epidemiologist, and winemaker.

Newmar was a "dancer-assassin" in Slaves of Babylon (1953) and the "gilded girl" in Serpent of the Nile (1953), in which she was clad in gold paint. She danced in several other films, including The Band Wagon (also 1953) and Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954), and was a ballerina with the Los Angeles Opera. She also worked as a choreographer and dancer for Universal Studios. Her first major role, billed as Julie Newmeyer, was as Dorcas, one of the brides in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (also 1954). Her three-minute Broadway appearance as the leggy Stupefyin' Jones in the musical Li'l Abner in 1956 led to a reprise in the film version released in 1959. She was also the female lead in a low-budget comedy, The Rookie (also 1959).

Newmar had first appeared on Broadway in 1955 in Silk Stockings which starred Hildegarde Neff and Don Ameche. She also appeared in the film, The Marriage-Go-Round (1961), which starred James Mason and Susan Hayward. Newmar developed the role of the Swedish vixen and won a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress. She later appeared on stage with Joel Grey in the national tour of Stop the World - I Want to Get Off and as Lola in Damn Yankees! and Irma in Irma La Douce. She appeared in a pictorial in the May 1968 issue of Playboy magazine, which featured Playmate Elizabeth Jordan. The film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995) pays homage to the actress; Newmar herself makes a cameo appearance near the film's end.

Newmar's fame stems mainly from her television appearances. Her statuesque form made her a larger-than-life sex symbol, most often cast as a temptress or Amazonian beauty, including an early appearance in sexy maid costume on The Phil Silvers Show. She starred as "Rhoda the Robot" in the TV series My Living Doll (1964–1965), and is known for her recurring role in the 1960s TV series Batman as the villainess Catwoman. (Lee Meriwether played Catwoman in the 1966 feature film and Eartha Kitt in the series' final season.) Newmar modified her Catwoman costume—now in the Smithsonian Institution—and placed the belt at the hips instead of the waist to emphasize her hourglass figure.

In 1962, Newmar appeared twice as motorcycle-riding, free-spirited heiress Vicki Russell on Route 66, filmed in Tucson, Arizona ("How Much a Pound is Albatross") and in Tennessee ("Give the Old Cat a Tender Mouse"). She guest-starred on The Twilight Zone as the devil in "Of Late I Think of Cliffordville", F Troop as an Indian princess, Bewitched ("The Eight-Year Itch Witch" in 1971) as a cat named Ophelia given human form by Endora (essentially playing her Catwoman character from Batman), The Beverly Hillbillies, and Get Smart as a double agent assigned to Maxwell Smart's apartment posing as a maid. In 1967, she guest-starred as April Conquest in an episode of The Monkees ("Monkees Get Out More Dirt"), and was the pregnant Capellan princess, Eleen, in the Star Trek episode "Friday's Child". In 1969, she played a hit-woman in the It Takes a Thief episode "The Funeral is on Mundy" with Robert Wagner. In 1983, she reprised the hit-woman role in Hart to Hart, Wagner's later TV series, in the episode "A Change of Hart". Both performances with Wagner included full-body grappling ending with Wagner lying on top of Newmar. In the 1970s, she had guest roles in Columbo and The Bionic Woman.

Newmar appeared in several low-budget films during the next two decades. She guest-starred on TV, appearing on The Love Boat, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, CHiPs, and Fantasy Island. She was seen in the music video for George Michael's "Too Funky" in 1992, and appeared as herself in a 1996 episode of Melrose Place.

In 2003, Newmar appeared as herself in the TV movie Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt alongside former Batman co-stars Adam West, Burt Ward, Frank Gorshin, and Lee Meriwether. Julia Rose played Newmar in flashbacks to the production of the TV series. Due to longstanding rights issues over footage from the Batman TV series, however, only footage of Meriwether taken from the feature film was allowed to be used in the TV movie.

MORE INFO ON LESLIE PARRISH: Leslie Parrish (born March 18, 1935) is an American actress who worked under her birth name, Marjorie Hellen, until she changed it in 1959. She is also an activist, an environmentalist, a writer, and a producer.

As a child, Parrish lived in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. At age 10, she finally settled in Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania. At age 14, Parrish was a talented and promising piano and composition student at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music. At age 16, Parrish earned money for her tuition by working as a maid and a waitress, and by teaching piano. At age 18, to earn enough money to be able to continue her education at the Conservatory, her mother convinced her to become a model for one year, so that she could continue her studies.

In April 1954, as a 19-year-old model with the Conover Agency in New York City, she was under contract to NBC-TV as "Miss Color TV" (she was used during broadcasts as a human test pattern to check accuracy of skin tones). She was quickly discovered and signed with Twentieth Century Fox in Hollywood. In 1956, she was put under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Because acting allowed her to help her family financially, she remained in Hollywood and gave up her career in music.

Parrish co-starred/guest-starred in numerous films and television shows throughout the 1960s and 1970s. She first gained wide attention in her first starring role as Daisy Mae in the 1959 movie version of Li'l Abner, where she changed her name from Marjorie Hellen to Leslie Parrish at the director's request. In 1962 she appeared in the classic film The Manchurian Candidate, playing Laurence Harvey's on screen wife, Jocelyn Jordan. Other film credits include starring opposite Kirk Douglas in For Love or Money (1963) and Jerry Lewis in Three on a Couch (1966), amongst others.

Parrish amassed an extensive resume f television credits. Parrish appeared in guest starring roles on episodes of The Wild Wild West, My Three Sons, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Mannix, Police Story and McCloud. In 1967, she guest-starred on Star Trek in an episode entitled "Who Mourns For Adonais?". She played Lt. Carolyn Palamas, the goddess love interest for the character Apollo, played by Michael Forest. The following year she played opposite Peter Breck in an episode of The Big Valley entitled "A Bounty on a Barkley".

While acting provided financial stability, her main interest was in social causes including the anti-war and civil rights movements and, as far back as the mid 1950s, the environment.

This item is part of Backlot Movie Memorabilia and collectibles in-store inventory from our shop which is located in the heart of Hollywood, where we have been in business for OVER 40 years!!!

LI'L ABNER Original MUSICAL POSTER Julie Newmar PETER PALMER Leslie Parrish 1959
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