Rare Film Posters



Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster for the 1987 David Hugh Jones Biographical Drama 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD, based on “84 Charing Cross Road” by James Roose-Evans adapted from the book by Helene Hanff and starring Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench and Maurice Denham.

In 1949 New York City, Helene Hanff has difficulty finding obscure literary classics and British literature titles. She notices an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature placed by antiquarian booksellers Marks & Co, located at the titular address in London. She contacts the shop, where chief buyer and manager Frank Doel fulfills her requests. She is delighted by the books’ fine quality. Over time, a long-distance friendship develops between Hanff and Doel and also the other staff members. In gratitude for their extraordinary service, Hanff begins sending small gifts, holiday packages, and food parcels to compensate for post–World War II food shortages in Britain. Their correspondence includes discussions about topics as diverse as the sermons of John Donne, how to make Yorkshire pudding, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the coronation of Elizabeth II.

Hanff long intends to visit London and meet her bookseller friends, but for various reasons has to postpone her plans. In January 1969 she receives word that Doel has died, and the bookshop has closed. She finally visits Charing Cross Road and the vacant shop in the summer of 1971.

The poster is in fine unfolded (rolled) condition.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster