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thumbnail link to original German 1958 Berlin Film Festival poster

8th Berlin International Film Festival - 1958

Original German promotional poster, 23" x 33".
Design by Atelier Eggert.

Since 1951, the Berlin International Film Festival (the 'Berlinale') has been one of the major world film festivals, alongside Cannes and Venice. The best film is awarded the 'Golden Bear'.
In 1958, Frank Capra was jury president. The Golden Bear went to Ingmar Bergman for 'Wild Strawberries'.

£485.00 linen backed and conservation framed.


original 1952 US 1 sheet poster Tom and Jerry, Mouse in Manhattan

TOM AND JERRY - MOUSE IN MANHATTAN, 1952

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

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 and full lithographic printing. V. Fine condition.

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original 1981 One sheet poster Raiders of the Lost Ark

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, 1981

Original U.S. 27"x41" One Sheet poster.
Art by Richard Amsel.

Richard Amsel was a precociously talented illustrator and one of the finest American film poster artists, his talent never better expressed than in his magnificent work for 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'.
This is a rolled, unfolded example of the One Sheet (beware of repros).

£750.00 linen backed and conservation framed.


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.

original 1978 Star Wars style D 1 sheet poster

STAR WARS, 1977

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

The wonderful illusionistic design from 1978 was George Lucas's personal favourite. Charles White delegated the main portraits to Drew Struzan whilst painting Vader and the smaller figures below. Struzan went on to be become Lucas's first choice poster artist.

£850.00 linen backed and conservation framed.


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.

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original 1951 photograph Alec Guinness Stanley Holloway The Lavender Hill Mob

THE LAVENDER HILL MOB, 1951

Original 7¾"x9½" Ealing Studios photograph.

Holland and Pendlebury at the dog track ostentatiously discuss the lax security at Pendlebury's foundry as part of their emergency strategy to entice and then recruit suitable crooks for their audacious plan.

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original Australian Daybill poster Top Gun.

TOP GUN, 1986

Original Australian Daybill poster 13¼"x27"

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 original 1977 daybill poster Star Wars Tom Chantrell Style C artwork

STAR WARS, 1977

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

Producer Gary Kurtz visited Fox in London with the aim of commissioning new artwork with closer likenesses and incorporating the film's wider characters. Tom Chantrell's artwork fulfilled the brief with aplomb, establishing the character-driven template for all the main posters in the series to come. Chatrell's artwork also featured on a very limited run U.S. C Style One Sheet, but genuine examples are rare and bootlegs a major hazard.

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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.

£185.00

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.


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.


original 1975 daybill poster Jaws

JAWS, 1975

Original Australian Daybill poster 30"x13½".
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.

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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, each c.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 this comment and the original paintings on Drew's website.

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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.

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.

£1250.00 linen backed and conservation framed.

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.


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.

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).

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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 unusually kept the original design, but toned to an attractive red.

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original 1966 Personality Poster Star Trek Spock

STAR TREK - SPOCK, 1966

Original 1966 Personality Poster 26¼"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 an alternate shot from this publicity shoot.

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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.


original 1956 US 1sheet Attack!.

ATTACK, 1956

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

Dramatic artwork reminiscent of the rawest official wartime posters. 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.

£495.00 linen backed and conservation framed.


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 successful 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.


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 Universal's original horror titles. Hammer's run-ins with the British censor - and the impact the films made on U.S. audiences - were heightened by their spectacular Technicolor. 'The Mummy' amalgamated plot lines from three of Universal's Mummy series.

£795.00 conservation framed.


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.

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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.

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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.

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original 1975 Jaws UK 40x60 bus stop poster

JAWS, 1975

Original UK 40"x60" poster.
Art by Roger Kastel.

Extremely scarce (much more so than the UK Quad or U.S. One Sheet) original large format UK poster, designed for bus stop and London Underground display. The Daily Mirror quotation is significant: the Mirror in particular had carried reports of the film's phenomenal success in America months before it was released in the UK.

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