VINTAGE FILM POSTERS


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ALIEN, 1979

Original U.S. 40"x60" poster.
Design by Philip Gips and Steve Frankfurt at Frankfurt Gips Balkind.

The 40"x60" format was printed in very small quantities compared to the paper 1 Sheet and was discontinued entirely by the mid-1980s.
This scarce and impressive deluxe card poster is an unmatched showcase for the famous artwork.
Though often attributed to Steve Frankfurt, there is a strong claim that the tagline 'In space no one can hear you scream' - one of the most famous in cinema history - was the creation of Philip Gips' wife Barbara. Frankfurt also designed the poster for 'Rosemary's Baby' and anyone familiar with that will recognise a similar use of green here.

Please inquire. Conservation framed.

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BLADE RUNNER, 1982

Original U.S. printed International 1 Sheet 27"x41" poster.
Art by John Alvin.

Genuine original 1 Sheets on 'Blade Runner' are far scarcer than widely realised. A proliferation of fakes (and of the Insert poster as well) - some dating back to shortly after the film's original release - make it a minefield poster to buy, even from otherwise knowledgeable sources.
This example is not only original, but is the even scarcer International release 1 Sheet, without the U.S. rating box and National Screen Service code.

£795.00 linen backed and conservation framed.

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I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE, 1958

Original U.S. 27"x41" 1 Sheet poster.

Please inquire. Linen backed and conservation framed.

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STAR TREK - SPOCK, 1966

Original 1966 Personality Poster 26 ¼"x"41"

Leonard Nimoy is holding the early 'three foot model' version of the Enterprise designed by the series art director Matt Jeffries and built by Richard Datin in November 1964. It was later slightly modified, which means that this shot of Spock was taken before April '66. The model was intended originally to be a preliminary to the planned larger shooting model and as a prop for publicity photographs (as here), but was in the end used as the effects model in the pilot episode 'The Cage'.
See here for an alternate shot from this publicity shoot.

Please inquire. Linen backed and conservation framed.


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THE TERMINATOR, 2014

Special poster by Gabz (Grzegorz Domaradzki).
Foil printing: edition of 50.
44/50.

The concept was inspired by a highly significant fever dream a struggling James Cameron experienced in Rome in 1981 of a terrifying chrome skeleton emerging from flames.
Gabz intended the posters to form a diptych.

SOLD - please inquire if you'd like us to source this for you.


thumbnail link to original 2014 Gabz Terminator 2 foil variant poster, limited edition 44 out 50

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY, 2014

Special poster by Gabz (Grzegorz Domaradzki).
Foil printing: edition of 50.
44/50.

The concept was inspired by a highly significant fever dream a struggling James Cameron experienced in Rome in 1981 of a terrifying chrome skeleton emerging from flames.
Gabz intended the posters to form a diptych.

SOLD - please inquire if you'd like us to source this for you.


thumbnail link to original 1966 Quad poster Thunderbirds Are Go

THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO, 1966

Original UK 30"x40" quad poster.

Please inquire. Linen backed and conservation framed.


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PULP FICTION - MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE, 1994

Original U.S. double-sided in-store card promo display 12¼"x12¼".
Art direction by James Verdesoto. Artwork by Tarhan Creative.

This scarce card soundtrack promo poster features substantially the original Advance 1 Sheet design that famously fell foul of the owners of Lucky Strike cigarettes who complained of the brand's unauthorised use, leading to the logo's replacement in the reworked release poster. Here the logo is simply blanked out, but the original title of the pulp novel beneath Uma Thurman's hand - 'Harlot in her Heart' - is still visible. Securing rights for this had also been overlooked; it was replaced on the release 1 Sheet with the title 'Pulp Fiction'.

See here for the reverse and track listing.

Please inquire. Conservation framed.


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THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN, 1960

Original British Quad poster 30"x40".
Artwork by Eric Pulford.

Please inquire. Linen backed.


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STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, 1951

Original U.S. Insert poster 14"x36".
Design by Bill Gold.

Brilliantly adapted from Patricia Highsmith's 1950 novel, this was Hitchcock's personal favourite of his films.

An early design by Bill Gold, who became head of poster design at Warners in 1947.
This is a fine example of the Insert poster, with strong original colours.

£1200.00 linen backed and conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original 1982 Blade Runner 60x40 US poster, John Alvin signed

BLADE RUNNER, 1982

Original U.S. 60"x40" poster.
Art by John Alvin.

This original card stock 60"x40" poster is extremely scarce (the 60"x40", like most of America's traditional film poster formats, was being phased out at this time). A spectacular showcase for John Alvin's classic future-noir artwork, it is rarely offered for sale. This example is particularly special, as it is signed by artist John Alvin himself (who died in 2008), the only example of an original 'Blade Runner' so signed we've yet seen.

Please inquire. Conservation framed.

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INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, 1956

Original U.S. Insert poster 14"x36".

Scare poster for Don Siegel's all-time classic science fiction thriller. Anti-McCarthy warning or Communist takeover parable? However viewed, the film's impact remains undiminished.

The Insert poster's design is even more dramatic than that of the 1 Sheet. V. Good condition, with strong original colours.

£1350.00 linen backed and conservation framed.

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THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM, 1960 RE-RELEASE

Original U.S. Insert poster 14"x36".
Design by Saul Bass.

Bass's campaign for the film was a landmark in modern graphic design. Elmer Bernstein's hard-edged modern jazz score was equally groundbreaking and influential. This version of the poster design was nicely reworked for the 1960 re-release. Note stamp from further 1965 re-use, a year in which Sinatra had three new films out.

£ 485.00 conservation framed.

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THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES, 1976

Original U.S. Insert poster 14"x36".
Art by Bill Gold.

Veteran film poster designer Bill Gold worked for Clint Eastwood on every poster for the director's films from 'Dirty Harry' in 1971 to 'Mystic River' in 2003. This image is by repute Eastwood's personal favourite - he owns the original painting.
Excellent condition.

£550.00 conservation framed.

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JAWS, 1975

Original UK Double Crown 20"x30".
Art by Roger Kastel.

Amongst other display locations, Double Crowns were pasted on the front of buses, with the result that they are much scarcer than the larger Quad poster from any decade. The absence of small text with the image dominant, as is the case here, is a sign of this intended use. The Double Crown for 'Jaws' is very uncommon.
Fine + condition.

SOLD - please inquire if you'd like us to source this for you.

thumbnail link to original 1951 US 1 sheet poster Tom and Jerry, Jerry and Jumbo

TOM AND JERRY - JERRY AND JUMBO, 1951

Original U.S. 27"x41" 1 Sheet poster.

Original stock 1 Sheet (stock 1 Sheets were printed to be able to advertise different cartoons or film episodes) from the end of the immortal duo's golden era, with a truly classic design. Full lithographic printing. V. Fine condition.

SOLD - please inquire if you'd like us to source this for you.

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THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, 1951

Original U.S. Insert poster 14"x36".

Long the subject of debate as to how much the director's hand was really that of producer Howard Hawks, the film was a groundbreaking fusion of horror and science fiction. The title lettering looks forward 30 years with striking similarity to Rob Bottin's special effects in the John Carpenter re-make.

Condition: of surviving Inserts on this film, this example has particularly strong original colour.

Please inquire. Conservation framed.

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CHINATOWN, 1974

Original U.S. 14"x36" insert poster.
Art by James Pearsall.

Mainly working in theatre, Pearsall's time in film work was fleeting, but for 'Chinatown' he created one of the classics of American film poster design. The sought-after insert format, the perfect fit for the design, is rarely offered. Excellent condition.

£685.00 conservation framed.

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GOLDFINGER, 1975 re-release

Original United Artists 10"x8" still.

Different and less common shot of the famous laser table scene. Fleming's novel featured a circular saw, but screenwriter Richard Maibaum thought this hackneyed and substituted the lethal update. Uncommon. Excellent condition.

SOLD - please inquire if you'd like us to source this for you.

thumbnail link to original 1975 US 30x40 poster CLEOPATRA JONES AND THE CASINO OF GOLD

CLEOPATRA JONES AND THE CASINO OF GOLD, 1975

Original U.S. 30"x40" poster.
Art by Robert Tannenbaum.

One of the best examples of Blaxploitation artwork, with a strong nod to Robert McGinnis's Bond stylings. The film, mixing spy and kung fu action, came at the end of Blaxploitation's original popularity, but remains a genre favourite. High quality original card stock poster. Excellent condition.

£385.00 conservation framed.

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RETURN OF THE JEDI, 1983

Original U.S. 60"x40" poster, style 'A'.
Art by Tim Reamer.
Art direction and design Paykos Phior.

Impressive on this large deluxe format, the design alludes nicely to Luke's raised lightsaber in Tom Jung's 1977 style 'A' poster. Excellent condition.

£625.00 conservation framed.

thumbnail link to original 1979 United Artists US 60x40 Moonraker poster

MOONRAKER, 1979

Original U.S. 60"x40" poster.
Art by Dan Gouzee.

Amongst the best poster art of the Roger Moore Bond era, excelling on this deluxe card stock format, of which few were printed. Excellent condition.

Please inquire. Conservation framed.

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BACK TO THE FUTURE, 1985

Original 30"x13" Australian daybill poster.
Art by Drew Struzan.

Guillermo Del Toro: "For people in my generation and the generation before me, Drew Struzan WAS the movies." Excellent condition.

£385.00 linen backed and conservation framed.

thumbnail link to original 1975 daybill poster Jaws

JAWS, 1975

Original Australian Daybill poster 30"x13".
Artwork by Roger Kastel.

In an unusual move, Kastel's original cover painting for Peter Benchley's novel was employed for the unforgettable poster campaign. Excellent condition.

Please inquire. Linen backed and conservation framed.
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