American Graffiti

American Graffiti Movie Poster

£255.00

“Where were you in ’62 ?”

The UK Quad for the George Lucas teen Comedy “American Graffiti”, will have a familiar look for aficionados of “MAD” magazine, as the artist responsible is Mort Drucker. Drucker was a comic & caricature artist who worked extensively on “MAD”. The artwork presents a montage of caricature images from the film & is rightly considered to be a classic of the genre and amongst poster collectors. Drucker’s distinctive imagery was used for both UK & American film posters and (IMHO) it is the British landscape format that suits the overall design much better as it appears better balanced and easier on the eye. Offered here is an original UK quad movie poster from the first year of release 1973 that displays to excellent effect with only very minimal handling and age wear and bright white background and vibrant unfaded colours. Originally folded (as issued) this very rare and collectable example doesn’t come on to market very often and represents a fine piece of desirable original movie memorabilia for an American classic that launched the careers of a host of Hollywood’s biggest names.

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Trivia: There is a rumor that while George Lucas and a co-worker were editing the film, the co-worker asked Lucas for “reel two, dialogue two”, which abbreviated to R2-D2, a name which surfaced in Lucas’ later film, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977).

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Year

1973

Size/Type

UK Quad / (30″ x 40″) / Single Sided / Printed in England by W.E.Berry Ltd. Bradford

Country of Origin

UK / British

Condition

Very Fine Plus / Originally Folded (as issued)

Director

George Lucas

Actor/Actress

Candy Clark, Charlie Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Harrison Ford, Mackenzie Phillips, Paul Le Mat, Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Wolfman Jack

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