The 82” banner-sized poster was distributed directly to theatres in 1951 by the National Screen Service Corporation. Intended only for theatre use, the original stamp shown on the poster reads, "This is the property of National Screen Service Corp., licensed for display only in connection with the exhibition of this picture at your theatre. Please pack and return immediately after the close of the current week's show."
The Blue Veil was directed by Curtis Bernhardt and starring Jane Wyman, Charles Laughton, Joan Blondell. It tells the story of a woman who spends her life caring for other people’s children, beginning just after World War I. The title refers to the headdresses once worn by governesses and nannies, colored blue to distinguish them from the white veils worn by medical nurses.
Also shown on the left margin of the poster is the NSS Stock Number of "51-570". This number was used for inventory management to easily store and find promotional items. The number "51" is the year 1951, and "570" shows that it was the 570th movie assigned for the year.
Condition: Fair. Vivid color scheme and sturdy paperboard. The banner has been torn in half with a small section missing. With a bit of artistry, this poster could be mounted and repaired. Some folded corners and bends. No evident water damage, repairs or fading.
Weight: 2 lbs.
Item Measurements: 82" L x 24" W