1969. 18 x 23 in. Framed to 24 x 28 in. Item #4886
Poster for screening of Jack Smith’s film No President at the Elgin Theater, New York, February 2. Smith’s last 16mm feature film, shot in black and white, evolved from his live performance programs mixing found newsreel footage with original material shot in the Plaster Foundation. The film’s plot reimagines Republican presidential candidate Wendell Willkie’s life if he were abducted by pirates as an infant and sold into the slave trade. Starring Irving Rosenthal, Doris Desmond, and Mario Montez. The only known copy of this poster, a flyer version of this promotional image is more common.