Invitation to the Premier of Shaft

Invitation to the Premier of Shaft

1971. Letterpress on ivory matte coated paper. 6 x 9 ½ in., folded, 4 pp. Item #4953

Invitation to the premier of Gordon Parks’ Shaft, which was one of the first and most popular blaxploitation films. Capturing the contradictions of the genre, the invitation notes that the premiere was a benefit for the families of cops killed on the job and was chaired by NYPD commissioner Patrick Murphy.

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