“The picture with a lot of body”
Everybody has to start somewhere and “French Dressing” was the first feature film to be directed by controversial ‘enfant-terrible’ film-maker Ken Russell (billed as Kenneth). Although the 1964 movie lacked any of real talking points normally associated with Russell the UK quad poster that accompanied its release is certainly striking in content; designed by Tom Chantrell it features incredibly sexy (for 1964) imagery of Marisa Mell portrayed in a revealing white bikini and bright gold skin. Interesting to draw parallels with “Goldfinger”, also released that year and the demise of Shirley Eaton. Any paper from the original 1964 release is extremely scarce and very sought after, none more so than the UK quad design. The original UK quad film poster offered here is from the first year of release. Folded (as issued) and presented in excellent original unrestored condition it displays to fine effect and is a beautiful example of very rare and collectable movie memorabilia.
UK Quad (30" x 40") Single Sided
UK / British
Very Fine; originally folded (as issued)
Alita Naughton, James Booth, Marisa Mell, Roy Kinnear