Rare Film Posters



Original British 11 inch x 8 1/2 inch Trade Advertisement from Kinematograh Weekly for the 1969 Stanley Kramer Wartime Comedy SECRET OF SANTA VITTORIA, based on the novel by Robert Crichton and starring Anthony Quinn, Virna Lisi, Anna Magnani, Hardy Kruger, Sergio Franchi, Renato Rascel, Giancarlo Giannini, Valentina Cortese, Eduardo Cianelli, Patrizia Valturri and Leopoldo Trieste.

In this comedy the members of an Italian village endeavour to hide their only source of income, one million bottles of wine, from the German invaders during World War II.

The advert art is by Robert “Bob” M. Peak (1927 – 1992). Bob Peak is best known for his developments in the design of the modern American movie poster. He was born in Denver, Colorado and graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, California in 1951. In 1961 United Artists hired Peak to design the poster images for the film West Side Story. The success of Peak’s work on that film led to work on posters for designer Bill Gold, including the big-budget musicals My Fair Lady and Camelot. In the mid-1970s Peak’s style would become familiar to fans of science fiction films when he created the poster art for the futuristic film Rollerball (1975), which was followed by the first five Star Trek films, Superman (1978), Excalibur (1981), Apocalypse Now (1979), The Spy Who Loved Me and other James Bond concepts.

The Advertisement is in very good condition with two vertical creases.

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