Rare Film Posters



Original British 17 1/8 inch x 11 inch 8 page illustrated Campaign Book for the 1962 Wendy Toye Comedy WE JOINED THE NAVY starring Kenneth More, Joan O’Brien, Lloyd Nolan, Mischa Auer, Jeremy Lloyd, Dinsdale Landen, John le Mesurier, Laurence Naismith, Andrew Cruickshank, Walter Fitzgerald, Brian Wilde, Esma Cannon, Kenneth Griffith, Warren Mitchell, Neil McCarthy and Tutte Lemkow.

The misadventures of a lieutenant and three mid-shipmen posted to liaison work with the U.S. navy.

Cover 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.

The campaign book is in very good condition with one vertical fold line.

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Original British 17 1/8 inch x 11 inch 8 page illustrated Campaign Book