Presenting Miss Barbara Stanwyck

As part of the Academy’s centennial tribute to screen legend Barbara Stanwyck, this exhibition in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery showcased more than 50 original film posters spanning the career of the four-time Oscar®-nominated actress.

On loan from producer and Academy member Mike Kaplan, the exhibition included extremely rare copies of mass-produced American one-sheets as well as numerous international posters, many in large formats.

The American collection contains the only known surviving three-sheets for “The Locked Door” (1929), Stanwyck’s first talking picture, and “Annie Oakley” (1935), her first Western. Also included are the one-sheet posters for “So Big” (1932) and “Baby Face” (1933), and a one-of-a-kind, handpainted wooden panel for “Internes Can’t Take Money” (1937).

Stanwyck’s popularity abroad is evident in representative posters from Europe and South America. From Argentina is a double-paneled poster for “A Message to Garcia” (1936) as well as one-sheets for “Double Indemnity” (1944) and “My Reputation” (1946). Also on display are Swedish posters for “Forbidden” (1932), “The Bitter Tea of General Yen” (1933) and “Golden Boy” (1939); French one-panels for “Internes Can’t Take Money” (1937), “The Lady Eve” (1941) and “Double Indemnity” (1944); Belgian posters for “Flesh and Fantasy” (1943), “My Reputation” (1946), “The Two Mrs. Carrolls” (1947) and “Forty Guns” (1957); a Spanish poster for “Cattle Queen of Montana” (1954); and a rare Italian “personality poster.”

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Poster for “The Woman in Red”

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