Film Posters of the 50's

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9781585670659: Film Posters of the 50's

The best, the sexiest, the coolest film posters from the 1950s: from Some Like it Hot to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; from La Strada to Roman Holiday.

The superb posters in this book present the full range of images-from stark to sizzling-that enticed international cinema audiences in the 1950s. Faced with the new challenge of television, studios conjured up a host of new attractions: Cinemascope, Vista-Vision and 3D, the curves of Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch and Some Like It Hot and the moody figure of James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause. And then there was the elegant Cary Grant, at his peak in films like To Catch a Thief and North by Northwest. The "New Wave" was starting to break-with such European imports as La Strada and Black Orpheus. This was also the era of the great science fiction film: The Day the Earth Stood Still, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Forbidden Planet. With more than 250 full-color posters from all over the world and commentary by two leading experts on poster art, Film Posters of the 50s is a must have for all film buffs as well as anyone interested in graphic design and advertising.

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Tony Nourmand is the owner of the Reel Poster Gallery in London, the leading international film poster gallery, and a top authority on the subject. Graham Marsh has worked as a magazine art director, illustrator, and fashion writer. He was also co-editor and designer of a highly successful series of books on album cover-art.

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Film Posters of the 60s evokes the era when James Bond flicks were envelope-pushing fantasies for the bachelor-pad set. -- Newsweek

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