Title: MONSTERS & MAIDENS: A FILM POSTER COLLECTION
Date: December 18, 2012
Time: at 1:30 PM
Exhibition: Fri., December 14, 10-6
Sat., December 15, noon-5
Mon., December 17, 10-6
Tues., December 18, 10-noon
Contact Person: Nicholas D. Lowry
Get carried away! Every poster in this sale depicts a beautiful damsel in distress in the clutches of a monster (or monster of sorts). Images range from promotions of A-list classic films like Dracula and Frankenstein to posters for B movies and beyond.
H.R. Hopps's Destroy This Mad Brute / Enlist, circa 1917, which, while not a film poster, may have been the image that inspired King Kong. Shown top left.
The ultimate King Kong poster, Roland Coudon's 1933 French poster for the movie shows Fay Wray being offered as a sacrifice on Skull Island.
A 1958 poster for Le Cauchemar de Dracula, Hammer Studios's French release of Horror of Dracula, designed by Guy Gérard Noël.
Another classic monster, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Reynold Brown, 1954.
And among an excellent selection of posters for classic sci-fi, Roger Soubie's Planète Interdite (The Forbidden Planet), 1956, a French image that depicts Robby the Robot.