Film Posters of the 30s: The Essential Movies of the Decade : from the Reel Poster Gallery Collection

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Tony Nourmand, Graham Marsh
Aurum, 2003 - Antiques & Collectibles - 127 pages
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The 1930s was the cinema's age of innocence, a time when the emphasis was on escapism and entertainment. Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn were Bringing Up Baby, Busby Berkely's precision-drilled chorus girls were Flying Down to Rio, Fred Astaire was donning his Top Hat, and John Wayne was climbing on the Stagecoach to stardom. As this stunning collection of poster art reveals, it was also the decade of the illustrator, with Al Hirschfeld, Hap Hadley, and Alberto Vargas setting new standards in graphic design. Color may have only just begun to appear on cinema screens, but on the hoardings outside, the hues were bold and dazzling as never before. Tony Nourmand is co-owner of the Reel Poster Gallery in London and a poster consultant to Christie's; Graham Marsh is a designer and art director. Together, they have produced Horror Poster Art and Science Fiction Poster Art, and collections of 20th-century film posters by decade.

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The 70's gave the world "Star Wars, Grease", "The Godfather", "Mad Max", "Alien", "Taxi Driver", "Texas Chainsaw Massacure", "Halloween", "Rocky" and a very blood thirsty shark who changed human ... Read full review

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Whatever your taste in movies, the filmmakers of the 1990s had it covered. On the one hand, the big studios took advantage of the ever-increasing sophistication of computer-generated imagery to ... Read full review


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About the author (2003)

Tony Nourmand is the proprietor of the Reel Poster Gallery in London, from whose collection all the images in this book come.

Graham Marsh is a graphic designer who has already collaborated with Tony Nourmand on Film Posters of the 50s, the 60s, the 70s as well as Hitchcock Poster Art.

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