Film Posters of the 50s

Film Posters of the 50s

by Tony Nourmand, Graham Marsh
     
 
The fifties was the unforgettable decade in which movies exploded on the screen, more colorful, sexier, and wilder than ever before. Faced with the new challenge of television, the studios conjured up a host of irresistible attractions: Cinemascope, Vista-Vision, and 3D; the sexy Marilyn Monroe and voluptuous Jayne Mansfield; the moody figures of Paul Newman and

Overview

The fifties was the unforgettable decade in which movies exploded on the screen, more colorful, sexier, and wilder than ever before. Faced with the new challenge of television, the studios conjured up a host of irresistible attractions: Cinemascope, Vista-Vision, and 3D; the sexy Marilyn Monroe and voluptuous Jayne Mansfield; the moody figures of Paul Newman and James Dean; and the emergence of the sci-fi and horror genres.

With more than 250 full-color posters from all over the world, Film Posters of the 50s is a must-have for all film buffs as well as anyone interested in graphic design and advertising.

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"Arresting examples of an art that vanished somewhere about the time modern life went caterwauling to hell and Karen Black's career hit the toilet." (Esquire)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585674527
Publisher:
Overlook Press, The
Publication date:
01/27/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 11.14(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Tony Nourmand is the owner of the Reel Poster Gallery in London and a top authority on the subject. He and Graham Marsh have also collaborated on Film Posters of the 40s, Film Posters of the 60s, Film Posters of the 70s, and Hitchcock Poster Art (all available from Overlook).

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