"The Man with the Golden Arm" Original US Film Poster For Sale
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"The Man with the Golden Arm" Original US Film Poster

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Original US film poster. Saul Bass was born in New York. Bass was a rotund, jovial character. After studying at the Art Students League and graduating from Brooklyn College, he moved west at the age of 26, and is credited with introducing an East Coast sensibility to marketing. He saw advertising as a means for funding his passion for the movies, and after 6 years working with a number of agencies, he finally had the funds to establish his own. All this time, he was forging ever-closer links with the film industry, and in 1954 this led to a commission from Otto Preminger to design the poster for Carmen Jones. The following year the director invited the artist to work on The Man With The Golden Arm, for which Bass created the famous jagged arm, suggesting the jarring and disjointed existence of a drug addict. The image has become an icon of 1950s graphic design and along with contemporaries Paul Rand and Eric Nitsche, Bass was pioneering a bold and arresting new style. Indeed such was the originality of the artwork for The Man With The Golden Arm that United Artists were unwilling to have it constitute the entire marketing campaign for this film. Saul Bass was made to add photos of the leading roll stars to this the main poster used in cinemas.

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  • Condition Details
    This poster 1s conservation linen backed and would be shipped rolled in a strong tube by Fed-Ex.
  • Wear
    Minor structural damages.
  • Dimensions
    H 41 in. x W 27 in. x D .1 in.H 104.14 cm x W 68.58 cm x D 2.54 mm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU989113400161
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