Where Film Noir Lives...Too!
Released in Italy as DOMANDA DI GRAZIA -- Vintage original 54 ½ x 74" (139 x 188 cm.) quattro foglio poster, Italy. Michele Morgan, Raf Vallone, Marthe Mercadier, Jean Gaven, dir: Jean Delannoy; CEIAP. An absolutely stunning portrait of the great film actress Michele Morgan by Ballester.
A film noir style based on the short story SILENT AS A GRAVE by Cornell Woolrich, and perhaps the best filmed version of this story. This version was set in a Parisian circus and told the story of how a woman attempts to save her husband, who is sentenced to death. French star Morgan enjoyed a successful run in Hollywood films during the 1940s and still lives today, in France. On linen, FINE-VERY FINE...[THIS POSTER SOLD FOR $1,500.00]
Vintage original 14 ½ x 22” (35 x 56 cm) poster, Belgium. Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll, Rhonda Fleming, Norman Lloyd, dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Selznick/United Artists. One of master Hitchcock’s most memorable, intense and suspenseful thrillers. This is one of the first times that Hitchcock explored the area of psychoanalysis, which was becoming popular in the mid-1940s – so much so that writer Ben Hecht consulted authorities in the field to write the script, and meddling producer David O. Selznick hired his own psychoanalyst to be on the set.
The story involved a female psychiatrist (Bergman) who, while attempting to recover his memory, protects the identity of an amnesia patient who has been accused of murder – and whom she is falling in love with. One of the most famous scenes in film history was the dream sequence designed by Salvador Dali. This sequence, directed mostly by art director William Cameron Menzies, was filmed at poverty row Monogram Studios. The music score by Miklos Rozsa was so effective to the overall feel of the film that it was presented with the Academy Award for Best Music Scoring. It was a Best Picture nominee as well.
One of the most beautiful and romantic portrait art depictions of stars Bergman and Peck is present on this poster from Belgium. One horizontal fold, minor ding in bottom margin, NEAR MINT-.$250.00
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Paramount, 1956). Italian 2 - Foglio (39" X 55").
This Italian poster has a dramatic take on the pivotal scene in the film where James Stewart and Doris Day witness the murder of the man they've just befriended. The Italian artist has just their eyes highlighted as if peering from a hidden place, and the blood reddened white cloak of the murdered man highlighted. The poster shows only slight edge wear at the top. Rolled, Very Fine+.$403.91
The Birds (Universal, 1963). French Affiche (23.5" X 31.5"). Hitchcock.
Starring Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedren, Veronica Cartwright, Ethel Griffies, Charles McGraw, Ruth McDevitt, and Lonny Chapman. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. An un-restored poster with bright color and a clean overall appearance. It may have general signs of use, such as slight fold separation and fold wear, or very minor tears. Please see full-color, enlargeable image ABOVE for more details. Artwork by Boris Grinsson. Folded, Very Fine... $269.00
I think the Rear Window one is my favourite.
Part of the “Art of Laurent Durieux” solo exhibition, opening Friday, February 7th, at the Mondo Gallery
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Wow, some fantastic and rare Hitchcock posters here Dee Dee!!! And my family and I are gearing up for the unprecedented five week THE COMPLETE HITCHCOCK Festival that begins this coming Friday. Sure I've seen most of the films already (many multiple times over the years) but I'll be making an effort to attend a fair number of these screenings!
And that has to be the most sensationally atmospheric poster of VERTIGO I have ever seen PERIOD!
Hello ! Sam Juliano...
Oh ! yes , I know I posted the info over there on WitD... and artist/ graphic designer Laurent Duriex 's posters are beautiful... too !...I especially, like " The Rear Window," and "The Birds..." posters.. Oh ! yes, I agree with you, " The Vertigo," poster is very atmospheric... too !
" Sure I've seen most of the films already (many multiple times over the years...) "
Please believe me there is nothing wrong with viewing your favorite Hitch film repeatedly. I constantly, watch my favorite Hitch films multiple times too !
Thanks, for stopping by and leaving Hitchcock information and a comment too !
Some fabulous Hitchcock posters have been added to this already splendid presentation. No Hitchcock fan should bypass this latest celebration of the master's work! I don't know where you find them Dee Dee, but each and every one is a treasure.
Update: I was at the Film Forum last night with Lucille and Sammy to take in Hitch's masterful SABOTEUR, and to experience something truly unique - a skype live interview with 99 year-old actor Norman Lloyd, who played the saboteur Frye in the film. Lloyd spoke to interviewer Ben Mankiewitz on the big screen of his experiences working with Hitch and of his own career and of his working friendship with Orson Welles. Incredibly, Lloyd was married to the same woman for 75 years. She died just two years ago at age 98. Film Forum patrons lined up to ask Lloyd a number of questions, and the delightful and fully lucid veteran actor was marvelous. What a night!
This evening we will be heading over to watch the classic STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951).