Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2006.5.172
Dimensions: 41 in X 27 in
Dimensions (Metric): 104.14 cm X 68.58 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Lawrence Provost
Movie poster for the film Working Girl, 1988. At the top of the poster is a photograph of the actress Melanie Griffith on a ferry looking out over the water. In the background is the Manhattan skyline featuring the Twin Towers, with the Statue of Liberty also visible across the water. Inset within the image is the film's tag-line: "For anyone who's ever won. For anyone who's ever lost. And for anyone who's still in there trying." The bottom two-thirds of the poster is black with the primary actor names printed in white along with the title, "Working Girl," printed in red. A photo of Harrison Ford, Melanie Griffith, and Sigourney Weaver is below the title. Beneath the photo is the cast and production information. The film was rated R.
Until their destruction on 9/11, the Twin Towers dominated the Manhattan skyline. Symbols of American ingenuity and audacity, they provided an immediate visual association with the irrepressible vitality of New York City. Appearing again and again in the movies, the towers became permanently etched into the public imagination.