“You Only Live Twice…and “TWICE” is the only way to live!”
A series of three main general release poster designs were commissioned to promote Sean Connery’s fifth outing as 007 “You Only Live Twice” (1967) with artwork by both Robert McGinnis and Frank McCarthy used. Of the three different styles produced for the film, the “Style-C”– ‘Bath-Tub’ is the most difficult poster to find. Whereas “action” is the key selling point of the two Frank McCarthy designs, McGinnis focuses on Bond’s sex appeal with his poster design with risqué artwork featuring a Japanese ‘geisha’ girl with her hand washing below the waterline near to Bond’s groin area. The original 1967 Style C British UK quad movie poster offered here is presented in exceptional unrestored, folded (as issued) condition and perfectly suited to the landscape style for which it McGinnis designed it for. Colours are strong and vibrant with the white background totally unfaded and bright. This example is easily the best “You Only Live Twice quad I have offered for sale (or seen) and is a true first release measuring 30″ x 40″ (NOT one of the slightly over-sized 31″ x 41″ posters that were printed a little bit later and used largely for provincial cinemas) Hugely desirable and very collectable, it would be a worthy addition to any collection of James Bond movie memorabilia and is a truly impressive 007 poster.
Trivia: This marks the fifth and final on-screen appearance together of Sir Sean Connery and Lois Maxwell. In Diamonds Are Forever (1971), the scene where the disguised Moneypenny gives Bond his travel documents at the port of Dover, Maxwell and Connery filmed their lines separately, and were not present together for the short scene.…more detail
Printed in England by Lonsdale & Bartholomew Ltd. Nottingham, Style C – ‘Bath Tub’, UK Quad (30" x 40") Single Sided
British / UK
Near mint minus – Very fine plus / originally folded (as issued)
Akiko Wakabayashi, Bernard Lee, Desmond Llewelyn, Donald Pleasence, Lois Maxwell, Mie Hama, Sean Connery, Tetsuro Tamba