Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster
Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster for the 1966 Bryan Forbes Comedy THE WRONG BOX, suggested by a novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and starring John Mills, Michael Caine, Ralph Richardson, Peter Sellers, John le Mesurier, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Tony Hancock, Norman Rossington, Thorley Walters, Cicely Courtneidge, Jeremy Lloyd, James Villiers, Nicholas Parsons, Willoughby Goddard, Valentine Dyall, Leonard Rossiter, Irene Handl, Avis Bunnage, Wilfrid Lawson, Nanette Newmna, Tutte Lemkow, Marianne Stone and John Junkin.
Ornate curate’s egg of a British comedy, inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s endearing Victorian fantasy about a family scrabbling over an inheritance.
Poster art by Vic Fair (18 March 1938 – 24 February 2017).
Vic Fair is recognised as one of the most significant designers working on British Film Posters during the 1960s and 1970s. He was born in Chadwell Heath, Essex and did evening classes at St. Martin’s College of Art. He worked in the Arthur S. Dixon agency (who had accounts with Columbis, Disney and Warwick) from 1954 until the 1965 merger with Downtons, becoming Downton-Dixon, under the aegis of Eric Pulford. “..there was a young fella called Vic Fair. Marvellous! In those days he was about 20 but I could see the possibilities and every time I got a job I used to give Vic the chance to design a poster for it and that went on for years and he never got one accepted. And then he did. And then he became a severe competitor to me. And designing the posters he did the same as me, he would sometimes do finished artwork, not very often, but he would get either Brian Bysouth or Fratini to do the finished artwork.” (Eric Pulford). Probably his most well-known poster artwork was for David Bowie’s “The Man Who Fell to Earth” in 1976.
The poster is in very good folded condition with corner pinholes.
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