And now for something completely different! The chap that I bought these vintage movie posters from told me that they used to belong to a bachelor who had only just had the framers mount one of the posters (I assume the other one was done a while ago), when he met a lass, and said lass was not very enamoured with the posters, so they were promptly sold. Poor guy! Personally I think they’re pretty cool – I’d be impressed if my new beau had such interesting taste!
The movies Foxy Brown and Detroit 9000 are both what they term ‘blaxploitation’ films, basically B grade films that were made specifically for an urban black audience, but which often landed up as cult films, crossing racial lines – Wikipedia likens Foxy Brown and Detroit 9000 to movies such as Shaft and Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song. Interestingly both of the films were distributed by local companies – I’m not sure if that’s because they weren’t popular enough to attract the attention of the big guys, or if it has something to do with apartheid sanctions – I think most likely though that it’s the former. Dating to the 1970s, I think the posters are in reasonably good nick for their age – they weren’t amazing quality prints to begin with, but they’ve survived pretty much intact with only relatively minor signs wear and tear.
Note: These are quite large pieces – please pay attention to the dimensions below
Dimensions: Each poster measures approx. 1m tall x 70cm wide x 2cm deep