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Dirty Harry 'Magnum Force' Original Vintage Movie Poster, American, 1973

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In the first sequel to 1971 brutal crime drama 'Dirty Harry,' Clint Eastwood reprised his career-defining role as maverick San Francisco police detective 'Dirty' Harry Callahan in the 1973 action thriller 'Magnum Force,' which sees him on the trail of a band of vigilante cops who are bumping off the city's notorious criminals. As part of a creative partnership with Eastwood that kicked off with 'Dirty Harry' and would continue for the next three decades, legendary poster designer Bill Gold nailed it again with his less-is-more artwork for the 'Magnum Force' campaign, which focused on an edgy monochrome image of Harry with his .44 Magnum, shot by Philippe Halsman with a wide angle lens to blow up the proportions, with the title in a piercing splash of violent blood red. Honouring his friend and collaborator in the foreword to Bill Gold: Posterworks, Eastwood praised Gold's ability to '...[match] the human emotions of these pictures with unforgettable images.' With probably the best artwork from the campaign, this US special display was produced in limited quantities as a promotional poster to be given away in participating cinema lobbies. Very popular with collectors, this poster has previously sold for up to £2,500 at Christie's auction house (June 2010).


  • Creator
    Bill Gold (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Width: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Depth: 0.1 in. (2.54 mm)
  • Style
    Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Unfolded, not backed. Minor creases to upper right corner. Faint red printer's ink transfer to lower edge. Image and colours excellent. Unframed. Will be shipped rolled in a heavy duty shipping tube.
  • Seller Location
    Devon, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: F000831stDibs: LU4110316660442

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