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thumbnail link to original 1960 U.S. Three Sheet poster The Time Machine

THE TIME MACHINE, 1960

Original U.S. 41"x81" Three Sheet poster.
Art by Reynold Brown.

The prolific Reynold Brown was one of Hollywood's master artists across many genres, though best known for his vivid and dynamic work for Horror and Science Fiction films, for which he created now highly sought after posters.

The Morlock in the corner looking alarmingly out at the viewer in close up was an inspired touch.

£1200.00 linen backed and conservation framed.


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

STAR WARS, 1978

Original U.S. 27"x41" One 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 Drew Struzan whilst painting Vader and the smaller figures below. Stuzan went on to be become Lucas's first choice poster artist.

£850.00 linen backed and conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original 1978 Turkish Star Wars 1 sheet poster Hildebrandt art

STAR WARS, 1978

Original Turkish 27"x39" One Sheet poster.
Art by the Brothers Hildebrandt.

Twins Tom and Tim Hildebrandt were commissioned to produce artwork for the film's UK release, with Tom Jung's Style 'A' U.S. poster art as a guide. The Hildebrandt UK poster is very scarce and their artwork was otherwise used only in a small number of overseas territories.

£250.00


thumbnail link to original 1957 insert poster Invasion of the Saucer-men

INVASION OF THE SAUCER-MEN, 1957

Original U.S. 14"x36" Insert poster.
Art by Albert Kallis.

One of the most in-demand of all 50s Sci-Fi B 'classics'.
Albert Kallis created memorable artwork, in particular for American International's monsters and Horror output, and was - along with Reynold Brown - the champion artist of the genre.

£2850.00 conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original 1972 1 Sheet poster Easy Rider.

EASY RIDER, 1972 Re-release

Original U.S. One Sheet poster, 27"x41".

The first release U.S. posters did not feature images of the soon-to-be famous chopper motorcycles, but this was rectified on the much scarcer and now sought after early re-release of the film in 1972, which unusually otherwise kept the original 1969 design intact.

In recent years, the previously unacknowledged creators of the iconic bikes have come to light: following Peter Fonda's cues, the bikes were designed and built by two African-American L.A. motorcycle enthusiasts Clifford "Soney" Vaughs and Ben Hardy.

£950.00 linen backed and conservation framed.

thumbnail link to original Lobby Card set Golden Voyage of Sinbad.

THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD, 1974

Original U.S. Lobby Set (8 x 11"x14")
4 cards shown, click for full set.

'Golden Voyage..' was Harryhausen's last great work, featuring some of the master's most memorable creations and Tom Baker excelling as the villainous wizard Koura.
In 2017, Harryhausen's work and inspirations were explored in a special exhibition at London's Tate Modern.

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thumbnail link to original Australian daybill posters Back To the Future Parts I, II and III

BACK TO THE FUTURE, 1985, 1989, 1990

3 x original Australian Daybill posters, 27"x13".
Art by Drew Struzan.

The Daybill posters are arguably the best format on the films and are increasingly difficult to find for Parts II and III in particular.
When Drew made his original poster art for the trilogy available for sale he stated: "As the movie is one story in three parts, so the classic artwork cannot be seperated. They remain one." See here for this comment and the original paintings on Drew's website.

Please inquire. Linen backed and conservation framed.

thumbnail link to original 1956 US 1 Sheet poster World Without End

WORLD WITHOUT END, 1956

Original U.S. One Sheet poster 27"x41".
Art by Reynold Brown.

Reynold Brown is a rare case of an American film poster artist of the 1950s and early 60s achieving significant posthumous recognition. Starting at Universal, he created superb artwork for numerous campaigns, but is most famous for his work in the Sci-Fi and Horror genres.
The film's plot drew somewhat from H.G.Wells's 'The Time Machine' and featured an early role for Rod Taylor. By chance, when George Pal came to film his 1960 adaptation of Wells's novel, it was to star Rod Taylor with poster art by Reynold Brown.

£650.00 linen backed and conservation framed.

thumbnail link to original 1957 US 1 Sheet poster Not of this Earth

NOT OF THIS EARTH, 1957

Original U.S. One Sheet poster 27"x41".
Art by Albert Kallis.

The films may have been low budget, but 50's science fiction 'B' movies habitually compensated with spectacular artwork, with few better examples than for this rather well-regarded Roger Corman tale of a blood-seeking alien stalking Southern California.

Please inquire. Linen backed and conservation framed.

thumbnail link to original 1956 1 Sheet poster The Indestructible Man

THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN, 1956

Original U.S. One sheet 41"x27".

The epitome of the 1950's American sci-fi B-movie poster. Lon Chaney, Jnr, most famous for his portrayal of Universal's 1941 'The Wolfman', was the son of (truly) legendary silent film star Lon Chaney, 'the man with the 1000 faces'. V. Good condition.

£550.00 linen backed and conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original 1958 US 1 Sheet poster I Married a Monster From Outer Space

I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE, 1958

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

Shot in moody black and white, 'I Married A Monster..' was originally intended to headline a double bill with Steve McQueen's lead debut 'The Blob', but was relegated to the support slot when preview audiences showed their preference for the inferior but full colour McQueen feature.

One of the classic posters of its era.

£585.00 linen backed and conservation framed.

thumbnail link to original 1956 US 1 Sheet poster World Without End

ALIEN, 1979

Original Turkish poster 26¾"x39".

Unlike all other first release posters this features the discovery of the mysterious 'Space Jockey' by the crew of the Nostromo (here for scale played by Ridley Scott's and cinematographer Derek Vanlint's children).

£275.00 conservation framed.

thumbnail link to original 1969 daybill poster Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID, 1969

Original 30"x13" Australian Daybill poster.

The Australian poster features the superior U.S. Style B artwork that captures the film's famous final frame. The two stars both offered major nods to the film in later years, with Newman's The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp charity and Redford's Sundance Institute and film festival.
Excellent condition.

£485.00 linen backed and conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original 1973 re-release Australian Daybill poster Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID, 1969

Original 30"x13" Australian Daybill poster, 1973 re-release.

This very early re-release unusally kept the original design, but toned to an attractive red.
Excellent condition.

£425.00 linen backed and conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original 1979 Alien 60x40 US poster

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.

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

thumbnail link to original 1966 Personality Poster Star Trek Spock

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.


thumbnail link to original 1994 card in-store display poster Pulp Fiction music from the motion picture

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 One Sheet design that famously fell foul of the owners of Lucky Strike cigarettes who objected to 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.


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

THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN, 1960

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

£450.00 linen backed.


thumbnail link to original 1951 Strangers on a Train insert poster

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.

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

thumbnail link to original 1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers insert poster

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.

thumbnail link to original 1960 The Man with The Golden Arm U.S. insert poster

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.

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 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.

The Insert is the most sought-after poster on the film and this example has exceptionally strong original colour.

Please inquire. Conservation framed.

thumbnail link to original 1974 U.S. insert poster Chinatown

CHINATOWN, 1974

Original U.S. Insert poster 14"x36" .
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 (NB beware of reproductions from this period), the perfect fit for the design, is rarely offered in this near-mint condition.

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

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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