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An original poster for the movie Yanks put in Keighley museum
6:00pm Sunday 13th October 2013 in Keighley
An original poster for the movie Yanks – which was filmed in Keighley – has been given pride of place in the town’s film museum.
Pub landlord, Mickey Thompson, who exhibits film memorabilia at the Great Northern, was given the poster this month.
He believes it was used to promote Yanks at Keighley Picture House when the film was first released in 1979.
Mickey has turned over the walls at the Great Northern to memorabilia gathered during his time as a film and TV actor and extra.
He is gradually replacing his own exhibits with pictures and artefacts from movies filmed around Keighley, including Yanks and The Railway Children.
About 800 local residents appeared as extras in Yanks in 1978 when it was filmed at locations including Steeton, Silsden and Keighley railway station.
The film portrayed romances between English women and American soldiers, who were stationed in Yorkshire during the Second World War.
Mickey said an anonymous person walked into the Great Northern and left the poster at the bar.
Mickey said: “He stated it was used in the local cinema, folded away unused for many years.
“I have had it framed and hung – it’s the first thing you see when entering my bar.”
Mickey is seeking donations of other local film memorabilia. Contact him on 07933 699234 .