Movie fans: If you’re traveling to or through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) between April 23rd and May 23rd, make your way to the airport’s Atrium Gallery, where a collection of original, hand-painted, vintage movie posters featuring Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich and other stars will be on display.
“Atlanta’s famed Loew’s Grand Theater on Peachtree Street employed full-time artists to design and paint posters for the films shown there. Artists based their work — which they created in media such as oil, watercolors and chalk — on photo stills and publicity images from the movies.”
The posters come from the collection of Herb Bridges, a movie memorabilia collector who specializes in “Gone with the Wind” items and who worked as an usher at the Loew’s theater when he was a teenager.
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