Movie Poster, "The Towering Inferno," 1974

Summary

Steve McQueen and Paul Newman headed up an all-star cast in the 1974 film The Towering Inferno. Producer Irwin Allen's movie follows an architect (Newman) and a fire chief (McQueen) as they battle an out-of-control blaze in a San Francisco skyscraper. The film was a critical and commercial success, and arguably the best of that decade's many disaster movies.

Steve McQueen and Paul Newman headed up an all-star cast in the 1974 film The Towering Inferno. Producer Irwin Allen's movie follows an architect (Newman) and a fire chief (McQueen) as they battle an out-of-control blaze in a San Francisco skyscraper. The film was a critical and commercial success, and arguably the best of that decade's many disaster movies.

Artifact

Poster

Date Made

1974

Subject Date

1974

Collection Title

Poster Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

99.50.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 41 in

Width: 27.25 in

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