Rare Film Posters



Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster for the 1959 Philippe De Broca Comedy PLAYING AT LOVE (LES JEUX DE L’AMOUR) starring Jean-Pierre Cassel, Genevieve Cluny, Jean-Louis Maury, Claude Chabrol, Robert Vattier, Maria Pacome, Mario David, Jeanne Perez, Claude Cerval, François Maistre and Pierre Repp PLUS VOLCANO directed by Haroun Tazieff.

Victor and Suzanne have been together for two years, and don’t have two pennies to rub together. She owns a second-hand shop next to the Panthéon in Paris. They’d be the perfect couple if only she didn’t dream of having children, and if her ex weren’t still on the scene…

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. Most of these posters were printed at the prestigious Westminster Press and Ward & Foxlow.

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

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster