(Above) Edward Lutczyn’s Polish poster art for the original Rocky. If you’d like to binge watch Rocky Balboa’s transformation from doughy underdog to swole defender of the American way, the first five entries in the franchise are now streaming on Netflix. This poster is currently up for auction through this weekend over at Heritage Auctions.
Work by Italian masters Luigi Martinati and Rodolfo Gasparri highlight this collection of art from around the globe for Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (1951). Based on the debut novel of Patricia Highsmith, who went on to write The Talented Mr. Ripley and The Price of Salt, which served as the basis for Todd Haynes’ film Carol.
(Above) Roger Soubie’s artwork for the 1962 French re-release of It Came from Outer Space. Originally released in 1953, the Jack Arnold-directed film was the first 3-D effort from Universal.
The image comes from Heritage Auctions, where you can bid on the poster through Sunday (March 31st).
(Above) French artist Boris Grinsson’s take on The Man from Laramie (1955), my favorite of the five westerns Jimmy Stewart and director Anthony Mann made together between 1950 and 1955.
The poster is via Heritage Auctions, which has a half-dozen pieces of Grinsson’s work up for bid over the next month, including his memorable art for Dr. No and The Lost Weekend.
With the passing yesterday of Julie Adams, who forever preserved a place in monster movie lore as the object of the titular monster’s attention in Creature from the Black Lagoon, I’m looking back at the posters of the three-picture Creature series from the 1950s courtesy of Universal Pictures.
All the posters come from the amazing auction site Heritage Auctions, where they all at one time or another have been up for sale.
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
The house in Days of Heaven – like Norman Bates’s home in Psycho – was inspired by Edward Hopper’s 1925 painting House by the Railroad. The work of Andrew Wyeth also influenced the film, particularly 1948’s Christina’s World. Both paintings can be seen below (Hopper on top, followed by Wyeth).
The poster comes from the auction site Heritage Auctions, which features hundreds of incredible news pieces of movie art for sale every week.