HARRYHAUSEN: THE MOVIE POSTERS

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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.

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