Film Posters of the 50s: The Essential Movies of the Decade : from the Reel Poster Gallery Collection

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Tony Nourmand, Graham Marsh
Overlook Press, 2001 - Antiques & Collectibles - 125 pages
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The superb posters in this book present the full range of images -- from stark to sizzling -- that enticed international cinema audiences in the 1950s. Faced with the new challenge of television, studios conjured up a host of new attractions: Cinemascope, Vista-Vision and 3D, the curves of Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch and Some Like It Hot and the moody figure of James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause. And then there was the elegant Cary Grant, at his peak in films like To Catch a Thief and North by Northwest. The "New Wave" was starting to break -- with such European imports as La Strada and Black Orpheus. This was also the era of the great science fiction film: The Day the Earth Stood Still, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Forbidden Planet. With more than 250 full-color posters from all over the world and commentary by two leading experts on poster art, Film Posters of the 50s is a must have for all film buffs as well as anyone interested in graphic design and advertising.

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About the author (2001)

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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