“Gone with the Wind” Print by Jim Annis Showing the Granada Theatre in Chicago, 1939.
Lot 235. “Gone with the Wind” Print by Jim Annis Showing the Granada Theatre in Chicago, 1939. Annis, who died in 2010, was a self-taught artist who sought to portray life of the past through nostalgic scenes, primarily of the Chicago area. He began painting in his sixties. His subjects included steam-powered locomotives, trolleys, vintage cars, old major league ballparks, theaters, fish and waterfowl. His works are part of the permanent collection of the Chicago Historical Society, the National Archives at Bowling Green State University and the Milwaukee Public Library. “Gone with the Wind” shows the classic movie playing at the Balaban & Katz Granada Theatre in Chicago in 1939 as vintage cars and a double-decker bus pass by. This 25.25” x 31.5” print consists of four sections neatly mounted on foam board. The seams are evident but don’t detract from the attractiveness of the poster print., which shows some chips and indentations along the edges. The foam board has come loose from the upper left corner. Annis’ work does an excellent job of capturing the era. Winning Bid $30.