“Hammer Glamour ! Hammer Spectacular !”
“Hammer Glamour”…The first time this much used tagline was used on a film poster and the phrase says it all really…If Calsberg did movie posters it surely would be this original “One Million Years B.C. / She” for Hammer’s August 1969 Double Feature release. Probably the the best double bill poster of all time and truly one of Hammer’s and artist Tom Chantrell’s landmark and most memorable posters. Full-size imagery (unlike those distributed to ABC Cinemas) it shows what a fantastic artist Chantrell was, not just the imagery but the composition and design. It also helps when the subject matter was two of the screen’s greatest sex symbols; Raquel Welch (Loana) & Ursula Andress (SHE / Ayesha). Originally rolled (as issued – two soft vertical creases) this marvellous unrestored item has stood the test of time very well and displays to excellent effect with beautiful deep rich colours and eye-popping titles…In my opinion one of the finest examples of British movie poster artwork ever produced; a real personal favourite and a fantastic investment condition piece of highly desirable original film movie memorabilia.
Trivia: Following the success of the film & their on & off screen chemistry, Hammer was keen to re-team Ursula Andress and John Richardson for their One Million Years B.C. (1966), but Andress refused, and the role went to Raquel Welch. The rest as they say is movie poster heaven.
1965, 1966, First Double Bill Release August 1969
UK Quad (30" x 40") Single Sided
UK / British
Near mint minus -Very fine plus; originally rolled (single "soft" crease to centre)
Don Chaffey, Robert Day
Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, John Richardson, Raquel Welch, Ursula Andress