Six Pix: Umbrellas

Six Pix presents a sextet of movie posters representing a particular actor/director/genre. You pick the one you feel is visually the most artistic or best sums up the film.

In honor of the wettest June in Philadelphia history Six Pix brings you umbrellas.


Included are: London by Midnight (1937); Singin’ in the Rain (1952); Mon Oncle (1958); My Fair Lady (1964); The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964); and Picture Perfect (1997).

Let’s get a major issue out of the way before narrowing down our choices. Many of you are already scratching your heads wondering why I’ve omitted Mary Poppins from the list. The answer is both simple and surprising: No original one-sheets for the movie depicted Poppins with her umbrella! (Disney has done so subsequently for a 1994 re-release poster, and for DVD packaging.) So we have an old horror film, two musicals, two foreign movies, and a modern comedy from which to choose. My head says to pick My Fair Lady, but I gotta go with my heart: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.


Which one do you think is the winner? Should I have included something else? Tell me about it below! (And please feel free to suggest future topics.)