Want to find out about movie poster designs that were rejected and missed out on being released? How has black cinema been depicted in movie posters? Movie posters featured at drive-in theatres? Modern movie posters reimagined as a classic of Hollywood’s golden era?
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As movies transitioned from simple moving pictures to a storytelling medium, their popularity drastically increased throughout the U.S. and Europe. As a result, they soon required advertising to alert people when and where they would be shown. The movie poster was born and has been used as a medium to promote films ever since with the ...Read More
After the National Screen Service (NSS) ceased most of its movie posters which they had stored in warehouses around the US and UK, ended up in the hands of private collectors and dealers. Today, there is a thriving collectables market in movie posters and some have become very valuable. The very first auction by a ...Read More
Drew Struzan is movie poster artist known for his work on more than 150 movie posters. He has created some of the most iconic movie posters of the last 30 years, including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Blade Runner. George Lucas has ...Read More
Madame Tussauds in London have for the first time put the wax figures of all six James Bonds, with five completely new wax 007s joining the existing figure of Daniel Craig. To coincide with the release of Spectre in 2015, Madame Tussauds put the complete line-up of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan ...Read More
HISTORY OF THE CIRCUS A circus is a company of performers who put on diverse entertainment shows that include clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, dancers, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, magicians, unicyclists, as well as other object manipulation and stunt-oriented artists. The term 'circus' also describes the performance which has followed various formats through ...Read More
Before TV and radio, the main way of reaching the public was with large, eye-catching posters with theatres, silent film and opera advertising with colourful images fixed to walls or fences. Unfortunately most of these images have been lost or destroyed, but Los Angeles art gallery Century Guild has a selection of prints of darkness ...Read More
Robert McGinnis, at age 91, may not be a household name, but his book covers, movie posters, and “McGinnis Girl” femme fatales sure are. Meet the man behind some of history’s most iconic movie posters, From Breakfast at Tiffany’s to James Bond. Each month, the Men Who Are Thursday gather at a different member’s house ...Read More
When he was studying film at college, Peter Stults (left), an Illustrator and Designer from New York, used to come up with imaginary movie ideas and turn them into movie posters using a mix of Photoshop and collage. Fifteen years on, the New York-based graphic designer makes modern movies look like old classics of Hollywood's ...Read More
On 6th June 1933, the first-ever drive-in movie theater, located on Crescent Boulevard in Camden, New Jersey opened. The cost was 25 cents per car and 25 cents per person, with no group paying more than one dollar. A drive-in theater (or as more commonly known in the UK, drive-in cinema) were incredibly popular in ...Read More
A fascinating new book - Separate Cinema: The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art - a visual feast that charts not only the increasing presence and importance of African-Americans in film, but also how they have been portrayed on posters by artists in Hollywood and beyond. John Duke Kisch, compiled the book from his ...Read More