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thumbnail link to original 1977 daybill poster Star Wars Tom Chantrell Style C artwork

STAR WARS, 1977

Original Australian Daybill poster 30"x13".
Artwork by Tom Chantrell.

Chantrell's Style C artwork was commissioned in London by the film's producer, Gary Kurtz.

£750 linen backed and conservation framed.


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STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, 1951

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

Hitchcock's personal favourite of his films. Fine example, with strong original colours.

£1200.00 linen backed and conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original 1959 Anatomy of a Murder title lobby card, design by Saul Bass.

ANATOMY OF A MURDER, 1959

Original U.S. title lobby card 11"x14".
Design by Saul Bass.

One of the most celebrated film designs by Saul Bass, this image also features prominently in the famous opening title sequence, the cut-out body presented as if the pieces of a puzzle. V. Fine condition.

£385.00 conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original 1953 UK Quad poster The War of the Worlds

WAR OF THE WORLDS, 1953

Original UK Quad poster 30"x40".

This poster will be released for sale from our archive and is very rare.

It shares with the ultra-collectible U.S. Style B Half-Sheet - which is a less rare poster - comparably dramatic artwork of the Martian war machines absent from all other original release English language posters.

The poster was exhibited at the Royal Albert Hall's Festival of Film.

Please inquire.

Linen backed and conservation framed.


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DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, 1971

Original U.S. 3 Sheet poster 41"x81".
Artwork by Robert McGinnis.

With the relative box office disappointment of 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', George Lazenby's departure, and Sean Connery's vast fee to return, the producers - keen to repeat the success of 'Goldfinger' - once again paired John Barry with Shirley Bassey. However, during a tense confrontation at John Barry's apartment, the classic title song was almost ditched due to Harry Saltzman's dislike of the song's suggestiveness. Cubby Broccoli thankfully overruled his partner.

£1200.00 linen backed and 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 is the nicely reworked version 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.


thumbnail link to original 1976 U.S. half sheet poster The Outlaw Josey Wales

THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES, 1976

Original U.S. Half Sheet poster 22"x28".
Art by Bill Gold.

The fine alternative artwork created by Bill Gold, Eastwood's longtime design collaborator.
Fine condition.

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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.

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BLADE RUNNER, 1982

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

This original card stock 60"x40" poster is very 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 truly classic future-noir artwork, it is rarely offered for sale. This example is particularly special, as it is signed by John Alvin himself (who died in 2008), the only example of an original 'Blade Runner' so signed we've yet seen. Fine + condition.

Please inquire. Conservation framed.


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.

Scarce 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.

Please inquire. Linen backed and conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original 1973 Mean Streets insert poster

MEAN STREETS, 1973

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

Roger Ebert wrote in 2003: "Great films leave their mark not only on their audiences, but on films that follow. In countless ways..'Mean Streets' is one of the source points of modern movies."

The distinctive design has similarities to Joseph Caroff's work at the time, but still remains high on the wish list for a definite attribution.

Insert posters appear to have been printed in smaller numbers in the 70s (finally being discontinued in 1986) as they are scarce on many titles; this has lead to forgeries on sought-after films. This original example is in superb condition.

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thumbnail link to original 1951 insert poster The Thing From Another World

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.


thumbnail link to original 1968 2001 A Space Odyssey insert poster

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, 1968

Original U.S. insert poster 14"x36".
Art by Robert McCall.

McCall was a celebrated artist for NASA at the time, and the film's campaign largely focused on the film's near-future aspects over the abstract and mystical. Kubrick had originally commissioned Alex North to write the score, only to jetison North's music in favour of the classical pieces he had employed as 'temp tracks' during editing. North only learnt of what had happened when he attended the film's premiere.

£785.00 paper backed and conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original 1968 US 1 sheet poster The Thomas Crown Affair

THE WILD BUNCH, 1969

Original U.S. 27"x41" 1 sheet poster.
Design and photography by Bill Gold.

Original American poster for Peckinpah's pivotal western, the culmination of the growing darker tone of the Hollywood western noticable from the 50s on. Casting an elegiac look back to classic tradition and ahead to the murkier morality of the 70's, the film is a masterpiece. Bill Gold photographed the actors in the Warner Brothers parking lot, walking into the sun to create the silhouettes and long shadows. V. Good condition.

Please inquire. Linen backed.


thumbnail link to original 1968 US 1 sheet poster The Thomas Crown Affair

THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, 1968

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

The late 1960s and early 70s saw a distinctive and varied modern graphic sensibility at work on many U.S. film posters that was lost as the decade progressed. This bold image for the slick McQueen star vehicle is a notable example. Good condition.

£350.00 linen backed.


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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.


thumbnail link to original 1975 rerelease Goldfinger still, Connery laser table

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.

£195.00 conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original 1960 Lolita Australian daybill poster

LOLITA, 1962

Original Australian Daybill poster 13"x30".

The Australian posters feature a particularly well crafted lithographic version of the famous Bert Stern photograph.

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thumbnail link to original 1967 US insert poster Point Blank

POINT BLANK , 1967

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

The US campaign for John Boorman's groundbreaking U.S. debut featured a particularly striking Pop Art graphic. Fine condition.

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THE TIME MACHINE, 1965 (first release in Poland)

Original Polish poster 23"x33".
Art by Marian Stachurski.

Strong Polish design for the classic George Pal H.G. Wells adaptation. With his joyful signature paper cutout-influenced style, Stachurski was a highly gifted designer, who proved adaptable as times and graphic fashions changed. Fine condition.

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thumbnail link to original 1983 Return of the Jedi style A 60x40 poster

RETURN OF THE JEDI, 1983

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

Spectacular on this large deluxe format. The design alludes nicely to Luke's raised lightsabre in Tom Jung's 1977 style 'A' poster for Star Wars. 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.


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.


thumbnail link to original US 1965 rerelease 60x40 poster

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, 1965 re-release

Original U.S. 60"x40" poster.

Attractive large scale original poster from 1965, when Paramount rereleased the film after the huge success of My Fair Lady. Scarce on this impressive format, which was generally reserved for major releases and printed in limited numbers. V.Fine condition.

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thumbnail link to original Bob Willoughby 1964 press photo, Hitchcock on set of Marnie, print c.1990, full details on reverse.

BOB WILLOUGHBY - ALFRED HITCHCOCK, 1964

Original 10"x8" press photo, c.1990. Details on reverse.

Hitch on the set of Marnie. Photography by Bob Willoughby. Willoughby was a pioneering, master photo journalist whose candid and unguarded images revolutionised how the public saw Hollywood's leading players. V.Fine condition.

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thumbnail link to original Australian daybill poster, art by Drew Struzan.

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 1965 Ipcress File still, car park confrontation.

THE IPCRESS FILE, 1965

Original Universal still 10"x8".

Excellent still, from the scene in the underground car park, capturing the film's characteristic tilted camera angles and surprising viewpoints. A deliberate anti-Bond, Harry Palmer is one of Caine's defining roles. Press snipe on reverse. V. Fine condition.

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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.


thumbnail link to original 1965 US 30x40 poster The Ipcress File

THE IPCRESS FILE, 1965

Original U.S. 30"x40" poster.

The 'thinking man's Goldfinger' (Newsweek). Scarce unfolded card stock poster featuring the fine U.S. design, easily a rival for the British design as best on the film.

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thumbnail link to original 1983 UK Quad poster Return of the Jedi

THE RETURN OF THE JEDI, 1983

Original UK Quad poster 30"x40".
Art by Josh Kirby, design by Eddie Paul at FEREF Associates.

This is the original first printing version of the British Quad poster. Characteristically with Star Wars campaigns, a second much busier version was then produced with more of the characters fitted in. After the decline in film poster illustration, Josh Kirby found wide exposure through his long-running cover art for Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.

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thumbnail link to original 1978 UK Star Wars pre-Oscars Tom Chantrell artwork quad poster

STAR WARS, 1978

Original UK 30"x40" quad poster, pre-Oscar printing.
Art by Tom Chantrell.

Producer Gary Kurtz visited Fox in London with the aim of commissioning a new campaign that concentrated on the film's characters. Chantrell's artwork fulfilled the brief with aplomb and established the character-driven template for all the main posters in the series to come. Excellent condition.

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