Name: DEMPSEY, JACK-JESS WILLARD "BIRTH OF A CHAMPION" FIGHT FILM POSTER
History: On July 4,1919 on a blazing hot day in Toledo, Ohio Jack Dempsey ushered in a new era in boxing with his devastating victory over Jess Willard, then Heavyweight Champion. As America was at the dawn of the exciting "roaring 20's" it had a new and exciting champion to go with it, Jack Dempsey. The motion picture film of the fight was censored and not shown for twenty years. Offered here is an original poster advertising the showing of the fight film from this event in 1939 entitled, "Birth Of A Champion."
Full description: This is an original, 1939, cardboard, fight film poster which pictures Dempsey and Willard in scenes from their 1919 heavyweight championship fight. Printed by Empire City Job Print of Long Island City, New York. Bold color and print. Bold, clear images. Minor soiling at upper left corner. Edge and corner wear. Clipped corners at top. No center crease. 22" x 28." Rare.
Size: 22 x 28
Categories: Posters (closed circuit/fight film) - Dempsey, Jack - Willard, Jess
Condition: very good
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