[Segregation-era movie theater poster:] Shore Milford…Frank Sinatra in Meet Danny Wilson…Comfortable Balcony for Colored.
1952 Segregation-era movie theater poster for Frank Sinatra’s film Meet Danny Wilson, co-starring Shelly Winters and Alex Nicol. A legend at the bottom of the poster reads: “Comfortable Balcony for Colored.” Sharing the bill with Sinatra’s new musical drama (which featured his duet with Winters, A Good Man is Hard to Find) were two films from 1951: the comedy Let’s Make It Legal, starring Claudette Colbert, Macdonald Carey, and Zachary Scott, and the film noir re-make of Fritz Lang’s 1931classic M, starring David Wayne. The Shore Theatre opened in 1946 in Milford, Delaware, in that city’s renovated 19th century Armory Hall.
Description: [Segregation-era movie theater poster:] Shore Milford…Frank Sinatra in Meet Danny Wilson…Comfortable Balcony for Colored.
Baltimore: Globe Poster Corp. . p. Broadside or Movie Poster. 26¼ x 17 inches. Heavy card stock; printed in black on an orange printed ground. Ink off-setting in top margin and in a few other places, extensively so on verso; very good.