Rare Film Posters



Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster for the 1960 Paul Czinner Musical THE ROYAL BALLET, with music by Hans Werner Henze (from the ballet “Ondine”), Igor Stravinsky (from the ballet “Firebird”) and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (from the ballet “Swan Lake”) and starring Margot Fonteyn, Michael Somes, Brian Ashbridge, Rosemary Lindsay, Julia Farron, Leslie Edwards, Alexander Grant, Pirmin Trecu and Franklin White.

Filmed on the stage of London’s Covent Garden. Includes extracts from Swan lake, Ondine & The Firebird.

The exceptional poster art is by Nicola Simbari (1927 – 2012). Born in San Lucido, Calabria, though raised in Rome, Simbari attended the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma and opened his own studio at the age of 22 at Via del Babuino in the centre of the city. From the outset Simbari undertook commercial commissions alongside work for fine art exhibitions. Many early commissions were illustrations for theatre publicity which led to work for Italian and then international cinema. He had a one man show at Arthur Jeffries Gallery in London from 1957 – 1959.

The poster is in very good folded condition.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster