Description of the artwork «Posters advertising the film "War and Peace" (dir. King Widor, 1956). Cinema "Coliseum" on Nevsky Prospekt in Leningrad»
The author of the picture is American Peter Robertson, who in 1959 visited the Soviet Union on a tourist visa.
The film by American director King Widor based on Leo Tolstoy’s novel War and Peace was released in 1956, but only appeared in the Soviet box office in 1959, the year Peter Robertson arrived in the USSR.