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New York City The 51st State/Norman Mailer for mayor 24x36 Original Vintage Movie Poster
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New York City The 51st State/Norman Mailer for mayor

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Year: 1969 Country: U.S.A. Size (in inches): 24x36 Condition: fine+: unfolded with some handling wear and tear at right border

NOT A FILM POSTER. "New York City: the 51st State" was the platform of the Norman Mailer–Jimmy Breslin candidacy in the 1969 New York City Democratic Mayoral Primary election. Mailer, a novelist, journalist, and filmmaker, and Breslin, an author and at the time a New York City newspaper columnist, proposed that the five New York City boroughs should secede from New York State, and become the 51st State of the U.S. Mailer topped the ticket as candidate for Mayor; his running mate, Breslin, sought the office of City Council President (they finished the primary in fourth place)

Poster artwork is by Abe Gurvin