History of the World: Part I

London: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981. Original British "bus stop" poster for the 1981 US film. Printed in England by Lonsdale & Bartholomew.

An ambitious, sprawling historical farce made by Mel Brooks in the heat of his success as a film director. Brooks plays Moses, Tomas de Torquemada, King Louis XVI, and Jacques "Jacques, le garcon de pisse." Part I begins, of course, with the Dawn of Man, and covers The Old Testament, The Roman Empire, The Spanish Inquisition, and The French Revolution, ending with a "preview" of Part II (never made, in keeping with Sir Walter Raleigh, who was beheaded before he could write his Part II). The preview includes, Hitler on Ice, a Viking funeral, and "Jews in Space."

40 x 60 inches (101.5 x 152 cm), folded four times as issued. Faint foxing and brief notations in ink and pencil to the verso, light creasing, else Near Fine.


[Book #139023]

Price: $125.00