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Movie poster

Movie poster
Creator: Universal International
Date: between 1966 and 1967
One-sheet poster advertising the movie "Gunfight in Abilene." The poster is printed on heavy white paper and has a horizontal orientation. The film starred Bobby Darin as a sheriff who refused to carry a gun, until a townsperson is killed in a skirmish between local farmers and ranchers. It premiered in 1967. This poster is part of a large collection of Western film posters donated to the Kansas Museum of History in 2007. All of the posters represent films with a Kansas connection.


Movie poster

Movie poster
Creator: Allied Artists
Date: 1953
One-sheet poster for the film "Topeka." Printed on lightweight white paper. The film starred Bill Elliott as a bank robber who changes his ways and decides to protect his town from a rival gang. It premiered in 1953. This poster is part of a large collection of Western film posters donated to the Kansas Museum of History in 2007. All of the posters represent films with a Kansas connection.


Movie poster

Movie poster
Creator: Warner Brothers Pictures
Date: 1951
Narrow, rectangular-shaped poster promoting the re-release of the movie "Dodge City." The poster is printed in sepia tones. The film starred Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, and Ann Sheridan. Flynn plays a settler and sheriff who tries to clean up Dodge City with the help of the townspeople. The movie premier was held in Dodge City in April 1939. Warner Brothers chartered a Santa Fe train to carry two dozen celebrities from Hollywood to Kansas. Though the population of Dodge City was only 10,000, around 60,000 people attended the festivities. This poster is part of a large collection of Western film posters donated to the Kansas Museum of History in 2007. All of the posters represent films with a Kansas connection.


Wichita

Wichita
Creator: Allied Artists
Date: 1961
Yellow, red and white paper half-sheet poster for the 1955 movie, Wichita. The poster is from a re-release of the film in 1961. Joel McCrea stars as Wyatt Earp, who is made marshal and cleans up the lawless cowtown. Vera Miles, who grew up in Pratt and Wichita and was "Miss Kansas" in 1948, appears as Earp's love interest. Lloyd Bridges and Edgar Buchanan also star, and the film includes the music of Tex Ritter.


Wichita

Wichita
Creator: Allied Artists
Date: 1955
Lobby card for the 1955 movie, Wichita. The image on the card depicts a picnic scene featuring the male and female leads. Joel McCrea stars as Wyatt Earp, who becomes a marshal and cleans up the lawless cowtown. Vera Miles, who grew up in Pratt and Wichita and was "Miss Kansas" in 1948, appears as Earp's love interest. Lloyd Bridges and Edgar Buchanan also star, and the film includes the music of Tex Ritter.


Wichita

Wichita
Creator: Allied Artists
Date: 1955
Lobby card for the 1955 movie, Wichita. The image on the card depicts a crowd scene. Joel McCrea stars as Wyatt Earp, who becomes a marshal and cleans up the lawless cowtown. Vera Miles, who grew up in Pratt and Wichita and was "Miss Kansas" of 1948, appears as Earp's love interest. Lloyd Bridges and Edgar Buchanan also star, and the film includes the music of Tex Ritter.


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