Rare Film Posters

WHITE MISCHIEF

Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster for the 1987 Michael Radford Thriller WHITE MISCHIEF, based on the book by the Sunday Times journalist James Fox and starring Charles Dance as Josslyn Hay, Earl of Erroll, Greta Scacchi, Joss Ackland as Sir Henry “Jock” Delves Broughton, 11th Baronet and Sarah Miles.

The film dramatises the events of the Happy Valley murder case in Kenya in 1941, when Sir Henry “Jock” Delves Broughton was tried for the murder of Josslyn Hay, Earl of Erroll.

Poster art by John Stockle. Stockle was born in Stoke Newington in 1928 but moved to Enfield in 1934 where he spent the rest of his life. After leaving school he obtained a position as a junior at the Samson Clark advertising agency in Mortimer Street. In 1955 he joined the Arthur S. Dixon agency as a general artist and was eventually put in charge of the Columbia Pictures account who were releasing Hammer films. “I designed and did finished artwork for several Hammer films: “The Camp on Blood Island”, “The Snorkel”, “The Revenge of Frankenstein”, “Further Up the Creek”, “I Only Arsked” and “The Damned” (Stockle). His first film poster was for “Footsteps in the Fog”. “I painted Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons in poster colour, designed a logo and put it on some black paper. I was astonished that this, my first piece of work, was accepted” (Stockle). This set the pattern for the rest of his career, his last poster being “White Mischief” with Charles Dance and Greta Scacchi on a black background. Arthur S Dixon eventually merged with other agencies and then Stockle found himself working for, as with many other well known artists, Eric Pulford.

The poster is in very good unfolded (rolled) condition.

£85.00

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