Rare Film Posters

LOST CONTINENT

£450.00

Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster for the 1954 Enrico Gras & Giorgio Moser Documentary LOST CONTINENT (CONTINENTE PERDUTO) about the Malay Archipelago and Borneo which received the Special Jury Prize at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival.

Plus the 1955 Franco Rossi Comedy FRIENDS FOR LIFE starring Geronimo Meynier.

The poster art is by Peter Strausfeld. Strausfeld was interned in the Isle of Man at the Onchan Internment Camp during the War where he met the Austrian producer George Hoellering. In 1947 Hoellering opened the Academy Cinema on Oxford Street and invited Strausfeld to produce some posters for the cinema which he did in wood and lino-cuts till his death in 1980.

The Academy Cinema, built in 1913, was saved from conversion to a shopping arcade in 1928 by Elsie Cohen of the original Film Society, who proceeded to run it as an arthouse which is how it was ran till it’s closure in 1986.

The posters became a London landmark, in fact very few were used outside of London, resulting in very small print runs of 3-500.

The poster is in fine unfolded (rolled) condition.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster