Godfather (The)

New York World-Telegram newspaper



An original prop from the production of The Godfather, the 1972 crime picture starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino under the direction of Francis Ford Coppola.

This is an original newspaper custom made by the production for the memorable 'going to the mattresses' montage sequence which follows the scene where Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) executes Virgil Sollozzo (Al Lettieri) and Captain McCluskey (Sterling Hayden). This atmospheric sequence featured a number of newspaper covers featuring genuine crime scene photographs used to convey that war was breaking out between the families, these shots were filmed and edited by Francis Ford Coppola's close friend and protégé George Lucas who would go on to create the Star Wars franchise with the music composed by Coppola's father who can be seen playing the piano during the sequence.

This New York World-Telegram newspaper cover features the headline 'POLICE HUNT COP KILLER' referring to Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) and is printed on the traditional paper stock with various unrelated articles below and to the interior. The newspaper measures approximately 23" x 17" and remains in good vintage condition with some age related toning and a small tear, otherwise fine.

An extraordinarily rare artefact from this Academy Award winning classic which is widely regarded as one of the greatest pictures in the history of cinema.

Movie / TV Show Godfather (The)