I have added to yesterday’s post Big Week for Noirs on Oz TV a rather risque poster for The Ghost Ship (1943), and a ‘covered-up’ version, which Dark City Dame (“DCD”) in a comment to the post, suggests, I think rightly, was a censored version of the original. DCD also tells us of another poster for I Love Trouble (1948), which leaves only a little more to the imagination. We both wonder if these two posters ever did get released?
Bad Girls Posters
There is a nice collection of vintage film noir posters for sale at Movie Posters Online, including these ‘bad girl’ items:
Crime Scenes: Movie Poster Art of the Film Noir
I just came across this book of film noir posters from the classic period of film noir: Crime Scenes: Movie Poster Art of the Film Noir : The Classic Period : 1941-1959 by Lawrence Bassoff (Paperback).
Available from Amazon from US$20.
Stop Press: Original Poster for 20,000 Years In Sing Sing (1932) Located
I have been searching for ages for a thumbnail of a poster for 20,000 Years In Sing Sing (1932) for that film’s entry in the FilmsNoir.Net Films Noir Catalog, and I know from my search stats that many visitors have been looking too.
I have finally located an original poster, which looks in excellent condition, for sale for US$600 from FilmPosters.com.
Item #: 11425 Mini Window Card. 8in x 12in, FINE, U.S.
Be quick if you have the cash, as I don’t. I will have to settle for this image:
Posterman: Rare Original Movie Posters
Another interesting movie poster house. This unique collection includes some original mainly foreign noir posters, and is well worth exploring.
Check out these samples:
Kiss Me Deadly (1955): Hollywood Dada
Watched Kiss Me Deadly last night. This cult classic from Robert Aldrich owes more to surrealism than to film noir: it is a totally weird yet compelling exploration of urban paranoia from the pen of Micky Spillane.
While she only appears briefly at the start of the film, the performance of Cloris Leachman as the doomed Christina, pervades the film until the cataclysmic finale. A must-see movie!
I love this Italian poster, which has taken some liberties – unless I missed the nude scene…
Posteritati Film Noir Posters
I just discovered this wonderful NY movie poster house.
Their collection of original noir posters is truly magnificent, and includes many foreign posters. Prices are very reasonable. Check out these samples: