Rare Film Posters

TALES OF HOFFMANN

£49.50

Original British 11 inch x 8 3/8 inch Trade Advertisement from Kinematograph Weekly for the 1951 Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger Musical Fantasy THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, an adaptation of the opera by Jacques Offenbach and starring Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville, Ludmilla Tchérina, Pamela Brown, Léonide Massine, Robert Helpmann and Frederick Ashton.

In this exhilarating fantasy opera, a poet dreams of three women—a mechanical performing doll, a bejeweled siren, and the consumptive daughter of a famous composer—all of whom break his heart in different ways.

Artwork by Marc Stone (1909 – 1991). Marcus Stone was born in Marylebone, London, and educated at the Slade School of Art. In the 1930s he was designing posters for Gaumont British Film Studios including “The Ghoul” (1933), “The Camels Are Coming” (1934) , “A Fire Has Been Arranged” (1935), “Broken Blossoms” (1936) and “His Lordship” (1936). During World War II he worked for the War Office. After the war he returned to film poster work creating such posters as “The Tales of Hoffmann” (1951) for Michael Powell.

He did regular commissioned portraits of the “Man of the Week, Month, Year” for British magazine covers. In addition, he painted sports figures, jockeys in caricature style for the centre pages of a sports illustrated magazine and recruitment posters for the Armed Forces in the early 60s. Ultimately, he claimed “the camera put him out of business”.

The Advertisement is in very good condition.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 11 inch x 8 3/8 inch Trade Advertisement from Kinematograph Weekly