Rare Film Posters

TAMAHINE

£350.00

Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster for the 1962 Philip Leacock Comedy TAMAHINE, based on the novel by Thelma Niklaus and starring Nancy Kwan, John Fraser, Dennis Price, Derek Nimmo, Coral Browne, Dick Bentley, Justine Lord, Michael Gough, Allan Cuthbertson, James Fox, Derek Fowlds, Viola Keats, Howard Marion-Crawford, William Mervyn and Ian Fleming.

The stuffy headmaster of an all-boys school goes into a tizzy when his pretty Polynesian cousin Kwan pops over for a visit.

Poster art by Tom William Chantrell (1916 – 2001). One of two giants of British film poster art from the 1950s to mid-1980s the other being the prolific Eric Pulford. Chantrell was born in Ardwick, Manchester, the last of nine children born to James and Emily. After a brief stint at Manchester Art College he secured a job at a local advertising agency, Rydales. In 1933 he moved to London and eventually began work with Bateman Artists who at some time in the 1930s acquired accounts with Warner Bros and 20th Century Fox. After his wartime spell with the Royal Engineers he returned to Batemans who in 1950 were bought out by one of their major clients Allardyce Palmer Ltd., eventually moving to Screen House in Wardour Street. Most of Chantrell’s work at this time was for Warners and Fox. In 1972 he went freelance working with many other smaller and independent film companies until his retirement in 1985 having produced a vast array of film posters and campaigns.

Printed by Stafford & Co. Ltd., Netherfield, Nottingham and London

The poster is in very good folded condition. There are just a few corner pinholes.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster