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October 03, 1963

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, Oct. 3, 1963

* Lilies of the Field opening day premiere
* Actor Sidney Poitier - comedy-drama
* First African American to win best actor

Page 12 has a 4 1/2 x 4 inch advertisement for the World premiere of "Lilies of the Field" This movie was first shown in New York City on the day this issue was published. The film was made famous with Sidney Poitier becoming the first African American to win a Academy Award for best actor.
wikipedia notes: wikipedia notes: Poitier won the Academy Award for Best Actor, becoming the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for a leading role. It opened October 3, 1963 at the Murray Hill Theater in New York City.
I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Complete in 20 pages, tabloid-size, one crease across the center, very nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive.

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Category: The 20th Century