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thumbnail link to original 1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much insert poster

THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, 1956

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

Hitch's succesful re-make (with James Stewart as co-production partner) of his own 1934 film of the same name. Hitch: "Let's say that the first version was the work of a talented amateur and the second was made by a professional."

Few songs written for a film became such a standard as Jay Livingstone and Ray Evans' 'Que Sera, Sera', which won the Oscar for Best Music, Original Song.

£485.00 linen backed and conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original 1980 The Blue Brothers Australian daybill poster

THE BLUES BROTHERS, 1980

Original Australian Daybill poster 13"x30".

This Australian poster format is a perfect fit for the international-only artwork, the best on the film, which was not used in the United States.

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thumbnail link to original 1956 US 1sheet Attack!.

ATTACK, 1956

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

Dramatic artwork reminiscent of the rawest official wartime posters - very bold for Hollywood at the time (the other formats feature entirely conventional designs). Aldrich's film was part of a wave of post-war movies that showed much more of the unvarnished truth of combat. Scarce. V. Fine condition.

£750.00 linen backed and conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original 1959 The Mummy Hammer US insert poster

THE MUMMY, 1959

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

After the worldwide smash hit of 'Dracula', the film's U.S. distributor Universal agreed remake rights with Hammer for any of their original horror titles. Hammer's run-ins with the British censor - and the impact the films made on U.S. audiences - were accentuated by their spectacular Technicolor. 'The Mummy' amalgamated plot lines from three of Universal's Mummy series.

£795.00 conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original Easy Rider UK special vertical 30

EASY RIDER, 1969

Original British special poster 30"x40"

Special vertical format UK poster, part silkscreen printed. This unusual poster is a recent discovery, in near mint condition. Excellent condition.

£250.00


thumbnail link to original US 1974 rerelease 30x40 poster Cabaret

CABARET, 1974 re-release

Original U.S. 30"x40".
Design by Joseph Caroff.

Joseph Caroff designed both the original release poster, with its bold upended title lettering, and the very attractive 1974 rerelease campaign. The film won 8 Oscars. Its damaged master print was painstakingly hand restored in 2012. V. Fine condition.

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thumbnail link to original US 1974 rerelease 30x40 poster Cabaret

CABARET, 1974 re-release

Original U.S. Insert poster 14"x36".
Design by Joseph Caroff.

As a designer Caroff was content to remain in the background, and to this day is less well known than Saul Bass, with whose work Caroff's has sometimes been confused. His film credits include the U.S. posters for 'Manhattan', 'A Hard Day's Night', and 'The Last Temptation of Christ'. He was the creator of the 007 logo. V. Fine condition.

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thumbnail link to original 1959 Swedish poster Anatomy of a Murder, Saul Bass graphic

ANATOMY OF A MURDER, 1959

Original Swedish poster 12"x26".
Graphic by Saul Bass.

The text highlights the film's first prize win at the Venice Film Festival. Appealing poster that emphasises fully the famous body 'puzzle' design. Excellent condition.

£325.00 conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original 1930 STAX photo Laurel and Hardy Blotto.

BLOTTO, 1930

Original 10"x8" Hal Roach Studios photo, by STAX.

Very rare original studio photograph by STAX. Really vintage material on Laurel and Hardy rarely surfaces any more, and this superb photo is not only from one of their finest films, but is in near mint condition. Click HERE for credits on the reverse. Excellent condition.

£550.00 conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original 1974 The Godfather Part II original Paramount still Robert De Niro portrait.

THE GODFATHER: PART II, 1974

Original 10"x8" Paramount still.

De Niro's portrayal of a young Vito Corleone (and young Brando), for which he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Excellent condition.

£125.00 conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original Polish poster The Story of G.I. Joe.

THE STORY OF G.I. JOE, 1959

Original Polish poster 22.5"x16"

Good design on unusual smaller format for William Wellman's acclaimed World War II drama. Art by Maria and Andrzej Heidrich. Fine condition.

£325.00 conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original 1978 Star Wars style D 1 sheet poster

STAR WARS, 1978

Original U.S. 27"x41" 1 sheet poster, style 'D'.
Art by Drew Struzan and Charles White III.

The wonderful illusionistic design was George Lucas's personal favourite. Charles White delegated the main portraits to Struzan whilst painting Vader and the smaller figures below. Stuzan went on to be become Lucas's most regular choice of poster artist. Linen backed. Excellent condition.

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thumbnail link to original 1977 Star Wars style A 1 sheet poster

STAR WARS, 1977

Original U.S. 27"x41" 1 sheet poster, style 'A'.
The defining art by Tom Jung.

Artist Frank Frazetta was an influence on Lucas for Star Wars and there was hope that Frazetta would do the poster artwork, but Lucas insisted on retaining rights and Frazetta declined. Nonetheless, Jung's artwork here is styled with a distinct nod towards Frazetta's work. Beware fakes. Linen backed. Excellent condition.

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thumbnail link to original 1977 Star Wars international 3 sheet poster

STAR WARS, 1977

Original International 3-sheet 41"x77".
Art by Tom Jung.

Jung's earlier credits include the poster art for 'Dr. Zhivago' and the 1966 re-release of 'Gone With the Wind'. Carrie Fisher's mother loved the poster so much she requested a duplicate painting. The original hangs in Skywalker Ranch. Scare poster on unusually heavy stock. Excellent condition.

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thumbnail link to original Easter Parade 1949 Danish poster.

EASTER PARADE, 1949 (first release in Denmark)

Original Danish poster 24"x34".
Art by Gaston.

Fred Astaire had announced his retirement from films and was only coaxed into the role after Gene Kelly broke an ankle, a lucky break for Astaire as the film was an instant classic. Garland and Astaire gelled wonderfully on screen, but sadly only this one time. V. Fine condition

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thumbnail link to original French poster Les Yeux Sans Visage, Jean Mascii art.

LES YEUX SANS VISAGE, 1960

Original French poster 31.5"x23".
Art by Jean Mascii.

Georges Franju's horror masterpiece received a fine treatment - the best poster on the film - from prolific French poster designer Jean Mascii. V. Fine condition.

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thumbnail link to original U.S. still Lee Marvin Point Blank, holding gun, as used in 1-sheet poster.

POINT BLANK, 1967

Original 10"x8" photograph.

Vintage still with the exact shot used to create the wild poster artwork for John Boorman's classic debut feature. V. Fine condition.

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thumbnail link to Vertigo original red 1 sheet trade ad Saul Bass.

VERTIGO, 1958

U.S. trade ad 10.5"x14". Design by SAUL BASS.

Original trade ad for the film, featuring Saul Bass's classic 1-sheet poster layout. The spirograph design itself, as seen in the title sequence, was the creation of computer graphics and animation pioneer John Whitney.

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thumbnail link to Vertigo original red 3 sheet trade ad Saul Bass.

VERTIGO, 1958

U.S. trade ad 13"x5.5". Design by SAUL BASS.

Essentially a miniature, stripped of credits, of the rare large 3-sheet poster. Here the figures represent Gavin Elster and 'Madelaine' as the plot is revealed in flashback.

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thumbnail link to Vertigo original blue 1 sheet trade ad Saul Bass.

VERTIGO, 1958

U.S. trade ad 10.5"x14". Design by SAUL BASS.

Original trade ad for the film, featuring Saul Bass's classic 1-sheet poster layout, the spirograph design itself created by computer graphics and animation pioneer John Whitney and the rare use of the blue background. .

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thumbnail link to Vertigo original blue 3 sheet trade ad Saul Bass.

VERTIGO, 1958

U.S. trade ad 13"x5.5". Design by SAUL BASS.

The blue background colour is unique to the trade ads, the struggling figures are from the ultra-rare huge 6-sheet poster, alluding to Madelaine and Scotty's climactic struggle in the bell tower.

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