Irving Berlin original “Holiday Inn” movie poster, first release, dated 1942. Irving Berlin was an American composer and lyricist, considered one of the greatest songwriters in American History. Berlin wrote 12 songs specifically for this film, the best known being “White Christmas”. The film received the Academy Award for Best Song and nominations for Best Score and Best Original Story. This vintage poster has accompanying signatures by Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire and Composer, the great Irving Berlin.