“The First Lesson in SEX…The last word in CRIME !”
A fantastic double-bill poster from the late 1960’s that features two of the 60’s most iconic and memorable film poster designs. Incredibly rare this original 1969 British UK quad movie poster for “The Graduate / The Thomas Crown Affair” is a beautiful moment of the time piece. The artwork for “The Graduate” is shamefully unattributed, which is amazing considering it has gone on to become one of the great and most recognisable film poster designs ever. The Italian artist Arnaldo Putzu was responsible for the standalone UK quad (1968) for “The Thomas Crown Affair” and it is his design that is adapted for the double bill. Incidentally Putzu design is unique to the UK and totally different to the US campaign. Both films have a huge following and with this pristine example you would be hard pressed to find a better one. Totally original and unrestored this rolled (as issued) poster presents and displays to exceptional effect and represents a superb example of genuinely scarce film memorabilia featuring one of Hollywood’s greatest romantic comedy’s and a heist movie that has become one of McQueen’s signature roles. Both classic and very COOL!
Trivia: Both films feature award winning soundtracks with a Best Music Oscar win for The Windmills of the Mind (The Thomas Crown Affair) & a Grammy for The Graduate which featured Simon & Garfunkel’s Mrs. Robinson and The Sound of Silence.
UK Quad / (30″ x 40″) / Single Sided / Printed in England by Lonsdale & Bartholomew Ltd
UK / British
Near mint minus; originally rolled (as issued)
Norman Jewison, Mike Nichols
Addison Powell, Anne Bancroft, Astrid Heeren, Biff McGuire, Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Gordon Pinsent, Jack Weston, Katharine Ross, Murray Hamilton, Paul Burke, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto
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