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This is a real mystery for most James Bond collectors, as it has a small numeral 2 in the lower left corner. It does not appear to be part of a larger poster or none that we can find a record of, and we speculate that it was perhaps a "wilding" poster to be used in cities to be pasted on walls and surfaces or to paste over a larger poster for the title. Please let us know if you know differently. With a script by Roald Dahl, the fifth James Bond movie was the first to depart drastically from its Ian Fleming-penned source material. Its highlights include a hollowed-out volcano villain base (designed by Ken Adam) and Donald Pleasance's acidly delicious portrayal of SPECTRE head Ernst Stavro Blofeld. This is a very rare poster.
Provenance: David Frangioni is a published author, music businessman, producer, technologist, engineer, philanthropist, and drummer. He has worked with Aerosmith, Shakira, Ringo Starr, Ozzy Osbourne, Robbie Williams, and hundreds more. He is CEO of Modern Drummer Magazine and has several books published, including Clint Eastwood: Icon: The Essential Film Art Collection and Crash: The World's Greatest Drum Kits, both by Insight Editions. Frangioni is considered one of the world's most prominent and knowledgeable collectors of Clint Eastwood memorabilia and boasts an enviable archive of movie posters and memorabilia.
48" x 29" (122 x 74 cm)
Folded with some paper loss and tears around the border as well as cross-fold separation.
Artist: Robert McGinnis
£5000 - 10000
VAT Status: Ω
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SizeItem size: 29" × 48" × 0.04" (73.66cm × 121.92cm × 0.1cm)