HARRYHAUSEN: THE MOVIE POSTERS
released OUt NOW! 192 pages | Hardback Author richard Holliss Publisher titan books
Has over 150 full-colour posters for movies with effects by stop-motion legend Ray Harryhausen, drawn from private collections and the archive of the Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation.
The artwork’s glorious: tentacles trashing the Golden Gate Bridge! Huge crowds fleeing as flying saucers zap buildings! Raquel Welch in a fur bikini!
Each of the major films gets a couple of pages of introductory text.
The number of variations is impressive, with posters from as far afield as Thailand, and Australia plus rare versions produced for double-bills and reissues.
We love the luridly tinted photomontages used in Japan.
Includes bits and pieces of other “advertising art”, such as lobby cards, campaign book covers and photographs of marquee displays.