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3 ORE PER UCCIDERE [THREE HOURS TO KILL] (1954)
3 ORE PER UCCIDERE [THREE HOURS TO KILL] (1954) $1,250.00

Vintage original 39 x 54" (99 x 137 cm.) due folio / 2-fogli poster, Italy. Dana Andrews, Donna Reed, Dianne Foster, Stephen Elliott, dir: Alfred L. Werker; Columbia. A taut Western in the revenge-drama genre about a cowboy accused of murder who hides out in the desert before going back to clear his name.

Italian film poster artist Anselmo Ballester has created beautiful portraits of Andrews and Reed and played up the romantic element of the story, their love haunted by the foreboding noose. On linen. VERY GOOD.

AMARE PER UCCIDERE [WICKED AS THEY COME] (1956)
AMARE PER UCCIDERE [WICKED AS THEY COME] (1956) $2,000.00

Vintage original 39 x 55" (100 x 140 cm.) due folio / 2-fogli poster, Italy. Arlene Dahl, Phillip Carey, Herbert Marshall, Michael Goodliffe, dir: Ken Hughes; Columbia. A vehicle for the beautiful Arlene Dahl, who was swathed in sexy clothes and placed in beautiful sets and did her best acting in the role of a girl who is set on rising from her job in a shirtwaist factory to the top -- letting nothing stand in her way... including murder.

The great Italian poster artist Anselmo Ballester has captured a tense moment from the film. On linen, VERY GOOD.

ANNA KARENINA (1948)
ANNA KARENINA (1948) $2,000.00

Vintage original 55 x 78" (140 x 200 cm.) quattro foglio / 4-fogli poster, Italy. Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, dir: Julien Duvivier; Minerva. Art by Ercole Brini. I cannot imagine that there exists anywhere a better piece of artwork representing the magnificent Vivien Leigh than this moody piece of post-impressionist artwork by Ercole Brini.

On linen, with slight fold touch up, NEAR FINE.

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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...

DESTINAZIONE BUDAPEST [ASSIGNMENT: PARIS] (1952)
DESTINAZIONE BUDAPEST [ASSIGNMENT: PARIS] (1952) $2,000.00

Vintage original 55 x 78" (140 x 200 cm.) quattro folio / 4-fogli poster, Italy. Dana Andrews, Marta Toren, George Sanders, Audrey Totter, dir: Robert Parish; Columbia. Documentary-type film set during the Cold War about a scheming American reporter (Dana Andrews) stationed in Paris and set in the offices of foreign embassies.

The poster artist Anselmo Ballester has chosen to focus on the dark, cold war and thriller atmosphere of the story with his portraiture of Andrews, Marta Toren and a menacing police force at night. The Italian title refers to the storyline wherein both reporters (Andrews as Jimmy and Toren...

DOMANDA DI GRAZIA [OBSESSION] (1954)
DOMANDA DI GRAZIA [OBSESSION] (1954) $1,500.00

Vintage original 54 x 74" (139 x 188 cm.) quattro foglio poster, Italy. Michèle Morgan, Raf Vallone, Marthe Mercadier, Jean Gaven, dir: Jean Delannoy; CEIAP.

An absolutely stunning portrait of the great film actress Michèle Morgan by artist Anselmo Ballester. A film noir-style based on the short story Silent as a Grave by Cornell Woolrich, and perhaps the best filmed version of this story. This version was set in a Parisian circus and told the story of how a woman attempts to save her husband, who is sentenced to death. French star Morgan enjoyed a successful run in Hollywood films during...

DUNE (1984)
DUNE (1984) $300.00

Set of eight (8) vintage original 18 x 26" (45 x 65 cm.) fotobusta posters, Italy. Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen Francesca Annis, Brad Dourif, Jose Ferrer, Linda Hunt, dir: David Lynch; Universal.

For the wild David Lynch adaptation from Frank Herbert, the Italian release created this set of richly-colored, large-scale dramatic images of iconic imagery from the film. Fotobustas were stored unfolded and not used. They have some edge shelf wear, particularly at their top mid edges, ABOUT FINE.

-DUNE -DavidLynch

FEDERICO FELLINI DIRECTING / CASANOVA (1976)
FEDERICO FELLINI DIRECTING / CASANOVA (1976) $450.00

Vintage original borderless 7; x 11;" (19.5 x 30 cm.) double weight photo, Italy. An unusual portrait of Fellini on set, with Donald Sutherland (in costume in the starring role of Casanova) and the great director Michelangelo Antonioni seated to Sutherland's left. With stamp of Italian paparazzo M. Cattarinich on verso.

There is some light creasing, NEAR FINE

FLY, THE [LA MOSCA] (1986)
FLY, THE [LA MOSCA] (1986) $300.00

Set of eight (8) vintage original 18 x 26" (45 x 65 cm.) fotobusta posters, Italy. Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, dir: David Cronenberg: Twentieth Century Fox.

The truism is that remakes of movies are inferior to the originals -- but not in this case! The original version, starring Vincent Price, is a bit of a mid-century cult classic. But clearly the Cronenberg remake is a vastly superior film.

This set of large-scale images evoke the drama and terror evoked by this movie. These were stored rolled and never folded nor used. Minor center crease and ding at center top from...

FOREIGN AFFAIR, A [SCANDALO INTERNAZIONALE] (1948)
FOREIGN AFFAIR, A [SCANDALO INTERNAZIONALE] (1948) $2,500.00

Vintage original 55 x 78" (140 x 200 cm.) quattro foglio / 4-fogli poster, Italy. Marlene Dietrich, Jean Arthur, dir: Billy Wilder; Paramount. Art by Ercole Brini. Although most of this film was shot in Hollywood, various of its exteriors were shot in a still-devastated post-WWII Berlin. And though this is not one of Wilder's most important films, it clearly was a very important opportunity for Dietrich to make a film about the city with which she had started her career, and which, with the ascent of Nazism, she had chosen to leave.

The artwork of her by Ercole Brini is...

GUAGLIONE (1957)
GUAGLIONE (1957) $1,500.00

Vintage original 55 x 78" (140 x 200 cm.) quattro folio / 4-fogli poster, Italy. Terence Hill (Marion Girotti), Giulia Rubini, Dorian Gray, Titina De Filippo, Claudio Villa, dir: Giorgio Simonelli; Flora Film; Italy. A beautiful poster with brilliant portraiture work by Anselmo Ballester.

The story is a melodrama about a student who loses his head over a temptress and who then commits robbery to keep her in her finery. He loses her when she discovers he is poor. Actor Terence Hill (Italian-born Mario Girotti) was a child and teen actor in Italian films who went on to become an action...

HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE [COMO SPOSARE UN MILIONARIO] (1953)
HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE [COMO SPOSARE UN MILIONARIO] (1953) $5,000.00

Vintage original 13 x 9" (33 x 23 cm.) watercolor sketch / poster maquette by Enzo Nistri, Italy.

For the original 4-fogli Italian poster for How to Marry a Millionaire, the Rome offices of 20th Century Fox commissioned Enzo Nistri to come up with a special design. The result was a captivating artwork of a young Marilyn Monroe in a tight green dress beckoning with her middle finger for the viewer to approach her. The actual poster is a supremely rare (and if found, supremely expensive) example of post-WWII film poster art (we have attached an example of it -- note...

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