Rare Film Posters



Original 1970s Re-Release French 47 inch x 63 inch Poster for the 1955 Elia Kazan Drama EAST OF EDEN, based on the novel by John Steinbeck and starring Julie Harris, James Dean, Raymond Massey, Burl Ives, Richard Davalos, Jo Van Fleet, Lois Smith and Timothy Carey.

The intense, innocent, inarticulate Dean became a screen legend as the personification of the restless American youth of the mid-1950s in only 3 films made in just over a year before his untimely death in a car crash. After 4 bit parts in movies, he was spotted by director Kazan on Broadway and cast as the mixed-up kid Cal in this satisfying film of Steinbeck’s novel about 2 brothers fighting for their father’s love. Oscar-nominated Dean makes a startling impact, but all the acting is special – Harris, Massey and Van Fleet, who won an Oscar as the boys’ cold-hearted mother. It’s among Kazan’s finest films both visually and emotionally.

Poster art by Jean Mascii. Mascii was one of the most prolific French film poster artists of the second half of the 20th century creating over 2,000. He was born in Italy in 1926 his family then settled in France in 1932. He began work designing cinema facades and designed his first film poster for La Dame D’Onze Heures starring Paul Meurisse in 1947. He died in Paris in 2003.

The poster is in very good folded condition.

Availability: 1 in stock


Original 1970s Re-Release French 47 inch x 63 inch Poster