Rare Film Posters



Original British 20 inch x 30 inch Double Crown Poster for the 1947 Charles Frend Ealing Studios Drama THE LOVES OF JOANNA GODDEN, based on the novel by Sheila Kaye-Smith with a screenplay by H.E. Bates and starring Googie Withers, John McCallum, Jean Kent, Derek Bond, Chips Rafferty, Edward Rigby and Henry Mollison.

Joanna Godden inherits Little Baynham Sheep Farm after the death of her father and decides to defy tradition and run the farm herself. However, her resilient dedication to make the farm a success as well as stubbornness to accept help means she risks losing the man she truly loves.

Poster art by John Minton.

”Minton was born in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire on 25th December 1917. He was educated at Northcliff House, Sussex and at Reading School and then studied art at St John’s Wood School of Art from 1935 to 1938. From 1943 to 1946 Minton taught illustration at the Camberwell College of Arts, and from 1946 to 1948 he was in charge of drawing and illustration at the Central School of Art. Minton’s output was considerable. Between 1945 and 1956 he had seven solo exhibitions at the Lefevre gallery. He designed textiles and wallpapers; he produced posters for London Transport and Ealing Studios; and he was highly regarded as a portrait painter. He painted scenes of Britain, from rural beauty to urban decay, and travelled overseas, producing scenes of the West Indies, Spain and Morocco.

Although Minton was respected both by the conservative Royal Academy and the modernist London Group, he was out of sympathy with the abstract painting that began to prevail during the 1950s, and he felt increasingly out of touch with current fashion. He suffered extreme mood swings and became dependent on alcohol. He took his own life in 1957 at his London home, taking an overdose of sleeping tablets.”

The poster is in very good unfolded (rolled) condition.

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