Rare Film Posters

CHE!

£160.00

Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster for the 1969 Richard Fleischer Historical Drama CHE! starring Omar Sharif as Marxist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Jack Palance as Fidel Castro, Cesare Danova, Robert Loggia, Woody Strode, Barbara Luna, Frank Silvera, Albert Paulsen, Abraham Sofaer, Linda Marsh and Tom Troupe.

The film follows Guevara from when he first landed in Cuba in 1956 to his death in Bolivia in 1967, although the film does not portray the formative pre-Cuban revolution sections of Che’s life as described in the autobiographical book The Motorcycle Diaries.

Poster art by Tom William Chantrell (1916 – 2001). One of two giants of British film poster art from the 1950s to mid-1980s the other being the prolific Eric Pulford. Chantrell was born in Ardwick, Manchester, the last of nine children born to James and Emily. After a brief stint at Manchester Art College he secured a job at a local advertising agency, Rydales. In 1933 he moved to London and eventually began work with Bateman Artists who at some time in the 1930s acquired accounts with Warner Bros and 20th Century Fox. After his wartime spell with the Royal Engineers he returned to Batemans who in 1950 were bought out by one of their major clients Allardyce Palmer Ltd., eventually moving to Screen House in Wardour Street. Most of Chantrell’s work at this time was for Warners and Fox. In 1972 he went freelance working with many other smaller and independent film companies until his retirement in 1985 having produced a vast array of film posters and campaigns.

Poster printed by Lonsdale & Bartholomew Ltd., Nottingham

The poster is in very good folded condition with slight creasing along the bottom edge.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster