Picture show: classic movie posters from the TCM Archives

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Chronicle Books, Aug 1, 2003 - Antiques & Collectibles - 163 pages
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Turner Classic Movies may be best known for running the timeless films we never tire of watching, but behind the scenes is another treasure few get to see: a vast archive of posters from more than seven decades of movie making, including the remarkable collections of the great studios RKO, MGM, and Warner Bros. Picture Show gathers more than 150 of the most compelling and memorable examples for a scenic tour of Hollywood history and a dazzling compendium of graphic design excellence. From the great dramas such as Casablanca to one of the most distinguished monster movies, King Kong, to the legendary comedy of the Thin Man series, these emblems of another era speak volumes about the evolution of film, design, and popular culture. Throughout, author Dianna Edwards elucidates the historical relevance and touches on the stunning tropes of the posters, peppered with juicy bits of star-powered gossip. Including a number of seldom-seen examples, Picture Show is an introduction to great movies through their treasured posters.

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Ranging from the stunning to the silly, the vintage movie posters gathered in this illustrated book reek of campy nostalgia. Edwards, a contributor to STEP inside design magazine, calls them"small ... Read full review

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Dianna Edwards is the author of several books on graphic design, including Catalog Design: The Art of Creating Desire. She lives in Atlanta.

Robert Osborne is primetime host of Turner Classic Movies network, columnist-critic for The Hollywood Reporter , and the official biographer of Oscar .

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