Rare Film Posters

ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ

£49.50

Original Belgian 14 inch x 22 inch Poster for the 1979 Don Siegel Drama ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ starring Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau and Fred Ward.

Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and “Birdman” Robert Stroud, was only broken once – by three men never heard of again..

Poster art by Birney Lettick (1919 – 1986). Lettick, who was born in New Haven, Connecticut, was a graduate of Yale University. He was a commercial artist whose portraits frequently appeared on the cover of Time magazine and illustrations that appeared in numerous magazines, as well as in advertisements and movie posters.

Poster design by Bill Gold (1921 – 2018). An American graphic designer best known for thousands of film poster designs. Gold worked with many leading directors, including Vincente Minnelli, John Ford and John Huston. But his longest collaboration was with Clint Eastwood. Gold’s fruitful relationship with Eastwood began with Dirty Harry (1971), and he gave the actor a gun or a gritty countenance on posters for such films The Enforcer (1976), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Pale Rider (1985) and Unforgiven (1992).

The poster is in fine unfolded (rolled) condition.

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Original Belgian 14 inch x 22 inch Poster