SWINGIN' 60s

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BLOW-UP (1966)
BLOW-UP (1966) $250.00

Vintage original 27 x 18" (67 x 46 cm.) fotobusta poster, Italy. Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, David Hemmings, John Castle, Jane Birkin, Verushka, dir: Michelangelo Antonioni; MGM. The story of a mod London photographer who believes he has photographed a murder.

Forever controversial and even hated by many when first released, it is Antonioni's comment on society (particularly of the time) and on human nature. The film was made by MGM in the UK under a newly-created company called Premier Productions. Because this company had no agreement with the Production Code office (as MGM did), the frontal nudity and explicit scenes...

BLOW-UP (1966)
BLOW-UP (1966) $350.00

Set of eight (8) vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) color photos, UK. David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, dir: Michelangelo Antonioni; MGM. Scarce complete set of British color stills for this British film (it was technically registered as a British-Italian-US co-production, but, one which was both set and shot in London).

The quintessential film that expresses the swinging London of the 1960s, with a great set of images which nicely epitomize this mystery film about the nature of truth. JUST ABOUT FINE.

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BLOW-UP / EUROPEAN RELEASE-ONLY STILL WITH JANE BIRKIN (1966)
BLOW-UP / EUROPEAN RELEASE-ONLY STILL WITH JANE BIRKIN (1966) $200.00

Vintage original 8 x 10" (21 x 25 cm.) black-and-white borderless glossy silver gelatin print still photo, UK. Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, David Hemmings, John Castle, Jane Birkin, Verushka, dir: Michelangelo Antonioni; MGM. The story of a mod London photographer who believes he has photographed a murder. Forever controversial and even hated (particularly when first released), it is Antonioni's comment on society of the time, and human nature.

The film was made by MGM in the UK under a newly-created company called Premier Productions. Because this company had no agreement with the Production Code office (as MGM did), the frontal...

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (1961)
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (1961) $1,500.00

Vintage original 22 x 14" (55 x 35 cm.) window card poster, USA. Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, dir: Blake Edwards; Paramount.

From Truman Capote's popular novelette came this all-time classic film, gifting the world with an iconic performance by Audrey Hepburn. Originally envisioned for Marilyn Monroe, Hepburn felt herself miscast, but she added so much class to the character of call girl Holly Golightly that she made it her very own. To this day, women imitate her iconic look in the little black dress.

Here, Hepburn displays her beloved look and character accompanied by Cat, the companion she...

BREATHLESS (1960; 1961 first US-release)
BREATHLESS (1960; 1961 first US-release) $300.00

Vintage original 17 x 11" (43 x 28 cm.) pressbook, USA. Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo, dir: Jean-Luc Godard; Films Around the World.

This is a fascinating document, which records the initial reception of this classic of the French New Wave, as it arrived in the US at the beginning of the Kennedy era. The pressbook has an unusual format, whereby each of its opening pages is wider than the one which precedes it, so that they overlap on the front cover.

Folio, folded (as issued), 14 pp. Some scattered creasing, VERY GOOD+.

BREATHLESS [À BOUT DE SOUFFLE] (1960)
BREATHLESS [À BOUT DE SOUFFLE] (1960) $500.00

Vintage original 11 x 9" (31 x 24 cm.) pressbook, France. Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo, dir: Jean-Luc Godard; SNC. The film that, more than any other, launched the French New Wave and the career of its director and its two stars. Belmondo won international acclaim in the role of a two-bit gangster, and Seberg was unforgettable as an utterly immoral young American woman in Paris.

Pictorial wrappers, 4to, 4 pp., with a 2 pp. supplement laid-in, a few scattered small pinholes and one marginal tear, VERY GOOD-FINE.

BULLITT (1968)
BULLITT (1968) $9,500.00

Vintage original 81 x 41" (205 x 105 cm.) three sheet poster, USA. Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset, Don Gordon, Robert Duvall, dir: Peter Yates; Warner Brothers. The classic 1960s action/crime thriller with an iconic performance by Steve McQueen, playing the San Francisco cop who becomes obsessed with finding the underground leader responsible for the deaths of witnesses in his protection.

Here is one of the finest and most rare posters for this classic title. In its original folded condition, this copy does not appear to have been used and shows just minor shelf wear such as three minor fold...

CUL-DE-SAC (1966)
CUL-DE-SAC (1966) $350.00

London: Compton Films, 1966. Vintage original French pressbook, 9 x 12" (23 x 30 cm.) for the 1966 film. Roman Polanski's third film, and second film in English, from a screenplay by Polanski and his frequent collaborator, Gerard Brach. Compared since its release to Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett in terms of tone and theme, Cul-de-sac is a psychological thriller of the first order, exploring themes of horror, frustrated sexuality, and alienation -- concepts the director has mined and evolved for decades with great invention.

A striking illustrated design appropriated from the original poster artwork, with stark photographic images from the...

CUL-DE-SAC (1966)
CUL-DE-SAC (1966) $350.00

Vintage original 30 x 40" (76 x 102 cm.) quad poster, UK. Donald Pleasance, Lionel Stander,Francoise Dorleac, dir: Roman Polanski; Compton Films. Polanski's third feature, a masterpiece of surreal black comedy -- a murderous gangster invades the island home of an already-dysfunctional married couple, with hilarious and horrifying results.

This original British poster for this classic British film is a famous surreal design by Polanski's contemporary, Polish film maker and graphic designer Jan Lenica. Reissues as well as later bootleg reprints of this poster have turned up, but they do not utilize the full color scheme of this famous '60s design.

Folded,...

FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (1965)
FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (1965) $2,500.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card set of eight (8), USA. Tura Satana, Haji, Lori Williams, Ray Barlow, Sue Bernard, dir: Russ Meyer; Eve Productions. One of the most famous groundbreaking films of all time, and one of the films which broke down the walls of the legion of decency Production Code, which had influenced the way films had been made for more than 30 years. It was the theme and the suggestion which had the office up in arms. Though there was no nudity, the film broke many taboos and made way for the...

LA DOLCE VITA (1960)
LA DOLCE VITA (1960) $2,500.00

Vintage original 10 x 12;" (26 x 31 cm.) program; illustrated, saddle-stitched card wrappers, Italy. Rome: Riama Film, 1960. A striking and rare first-run program for what can easily be described as Fellini's most pivotal film, if not his finest. Unlike the more sentimental and abstract films that would follow, La Dolce Vita is an unflinching seven-day journey through 1960s Rome, with Mastroianni, a jaded journalist at the center of the story, constantly surrounded by revelry, beautiful women and a beautiful city, but no semblance of happiness or love.

This deluxe program reflects Fellini's use of stark black-and-white throughout the film,...

LOLITA (1962)
LOLITA (1962) $850.00

Vintage original 41 x 27" (102 x 68 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Peter Sellers, Lois Maxwell, dir: Stanley Kubrick; MGM. One of the most iconic movie posters of all-time. Very controversial was the novel by Vladimir Nabokov (who did the adapted screenplay) about a 40-something French literature professor and his obsession for the 12-year-old daughter of his landlady.

Very controversial to this day is the film. The censors were after the script from day one, and Lolita's age had to be raised to 14. In the end, Kubrick, un-credited, actually wrote much of the...

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