Martin Luther KING JR & Harry BELAFONTE: Poster for 1966 Appearance in France
Martin Luther KING JR & Harry BELAFONTE: Poster for 1966 Appearance in France:
[King Jr., Martin Luther. (1929–1968) & Belafonte, Harry. (b. 1927)] Poster for a 1966 Appearance in France Poster for a March 28, 1966 appearance by the Civil Rights leader together with singer Harry Belafonte at the Palais des Sports in Paris. Organized by the Comité de Soutien Franco-Américain pour l'Intégration Raciale, the event featured a speech by King and music from Harry Belafonte and French singer Hugues Aufray, sponsored by Suze Liqueur. Two-color poster, with folding creases, one tear to the right edge, minimal wear and toning; overall very good. Sight size 14.5 x 22.5 inches (37 x 57 cm), archivally matted and framed to an overall size of 20.5 x 26.5 inches.In March 1966, King and Belafonte went to Europe for fundraising appearances on behalf of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, starting with the Palais des Sports in Paris on the 28th, and closing in Sweden on the 31st. This poster for the French appearance is emblazoned with the logo of a sponsor, Suze Liqueur, and also cites the French-American Committee for Racial Integration as the organizing body. The opening act for the evening was the popular French folksinger Hugues Aufray doing a set of Bob Dylan covers, followed by a set by Belafonte. Dr. King closed out the evening with a speech on civil rights, touching on the war in Vietnam and American support for South African apartheid. The tour raised more than $100,000, but drew the wrath of the American ambassador to France for airing American problems overseas. See Ross, Hollywood Left and Right, p. 220. We have traced no other copies of this poster at sale or elsewhere. Schubertiade Music & Arts LLC - BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! ***ALL AUTOGRAPHS GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC WITHOUT LIMIT*** I was the President of the Professional Autograph Dealers Association from 2013-2018 and a leading and trusted authenticator of autographs, including for many of the world's sale houses and for James Spence (JSA). Schubertiade Music & Arts are also members in good standing of ABAA/ILAB, the most exclusive consortium of Rare Book and Manuscript Dealers in the world, as well as the MLA (Music Librarian Association), and MARIAB (Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers). You can read more about us by searching for Schubertiade Music & Arts and may buy with utmost confidence! SCHUBERTIADE MUSIC & ARTS deals in Music, Entertainment, Literary and other Autographs, Antiquarian Music, Books, Prints, Photographs & Paintings and Ephemera. Please read more about us in our "about me" page by clicking next to our username / response listing. We issue seasonal and occasional catalogues - please contact us if you would like to receive notifications or let us know about your collection. Everything we offer is guaranteed authentic without limit and is so stated on the signed and detailed receipt which comes with every item. Because this Guarantee is attached to an actual and meaningful money-back guarantee (see our Terms for further details), this is much more significant than most COAs which are generally but worthless pieces of paper if not issued by recognized experts in the field and backed by a real authenticity return policy. We accept payment by ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS, Check, and by Paypal. Shipping Charges are as listed and are not subject to negotiation. We will of course be happy to combine shipments and do NOT charge multiple shipping charges except for large/heavy items which naturally affect the cost. We ship exclusively via insured FedEx and pride ourselves on our thorough and expert packaging.