1971 Disney Home Video The Living Desert &Vanishing Prairie 27x41 Poster R71/30

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Vintage 1971 Disney Home Video 27x41 Poster - The Living Desert & Vanishing Prairie - R71/309 - Originally released in 1953 & 1954


This is an extremely rare and highly collectible original 27x41 inch double-feature movie poster from 1971, showcasing two classic Disney nature documentaries - The Living Desert and The Vanishing Prairie.


The Living Desert (1953) is an Oscar-winning True-Life Adventure following the lives of animals and plants in the American Southwest desert. The Vanishing Prairie (1954) captures the majestic beauty of the American prairie before it disappeared due to human encroachment. Both films were groundbreaking for their time and are beloved Disney classics.


This vintage double-feature poster is a true rarity and a must-have for any serious Disney collector or cinema memorabilia enthusiast. Don't miss this opportunity to own a piece of Disney history!


This poster is from the release of many Watt Disney films in a video format for retail home sales. The poster has a white border and was mailed folded. It is numbered R70/309.


Approx. Dimensions: 27” W X 41” T


Sold as is. No warranty from the seller. No Returns.


CONDITION NOTE: Used, but in like new condition for its age. The movie home video poster was mailed and stored folded. The poster is in like new condition, with no tears (except for a 1/2” border tear on the middle right edge fold-see pictures), rips, or major flaws. It has some light wear from age, such as a few minor creases and some slight discoloration around the edges. Colors are vivid. The poster will be carefully packed and insured for safe shipping. See detailed high resolution (zoom-able) pictures to know what you are purchasing.


Living Desert and Vanishing Prairie Movies

The Living Desert is Disney’s first full feature-length movie focusing on the wildlife animals in the Southwestern US.  Production was filmed in Tucson, AZ in 1953. It is an Academy Award winner. The film was a financial success and became, at the time, the top grossing film in Japan. Both films were re-released together in 1971. 


Short Actor Biographies:

Winston Hibler (Narrator for The Living Desert and The Vanishing Prairie) was a long-time writer and producer at the Disney studios. He narrated many of the popular True-Life Adventures nature documentary series in the 1950s.


James Algar (Director of The Living Desert and The Vanishing Prairie) was a pioneering filmmaker at Disney who specialized in nature documentaries and worked on classics like Fantasia. He won an Oscar for Best Documentary for The Living Desert.


Release Date: 

The Living Desert was originally released in 1953, and The Vanishing Prairie in 1954. This double-feature poster is from the 1971 re-release.  



These promotional film materials are part of many items acquired from the Cairo Home Movies and Camera Shop.  Please check often as many become available in the near future.


BACKSTORY:  Frank G Cairo, Owner of Cairo Home Movies 

Frank Cairo moved from the Bronx, New York to Kenosha, WI in 1943.  The store was open until 1997 with his passing.  In addition to cameras, Frank loved movies and movie stars.  He began collecting 8, 16 and 35mm films, some in Italian.  Eventually, Cairo Home Movies became the largest private and rental film collection in Wisconsin. In summers, there were free outdoor movie nights for neighborhood kids. Not satisfied with only the movies, he eventually started collecting movie posters, catalogs and books.  This collection includes Fox Warner Home Video posters and promotion materials. Look for the sale of many of them in the coming weeks.


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