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The Seven Year Itch Poster

A rare original 1st release UK double-crown poster for the 1955 Marilyn Monroe comedy, "The Seven Year Itch". This was the film that featured one of THE iconic moments in 20th century cinema, Ms Monroe's billowing skirt captured here in the poster illustration.


British artist Arnold Beauvais created the artwork for the UK poster campaign, his illustration being used for both the double-crown & Quad posters. According to the Sim Branaghan book "British Film Posters" (BFI 2006), Beauvais was handed the job as Tom Chantrell was on holiday. Beauvais senior enlisted support from his son Tom Beauvais & Tom Beauvais later joined the same agency & worked alongside Chantrell. The Beauvais poster illustration not only captured a key moment in the film but arguably resulted in a far more classy piece of poster advertising than the American equivalent as shown below (image courtesy of emovieposter.com).

 

The poster remains in very good unrestored condition. There are pin-holes to corners & slight paper loss to two corners. There is a little staining to the outer white rim & minor foldline wear. Overall, however, the poster displays very nicely as is, though could be further improved with backing. Although an alternate double-crown exists with a reduced colour palette, this is a poster from the re-release & what we have here is the poster from the debut release of the film in the UK in 1955. This is a rare piece of original Marilyn Monroe memorabilia.



Price: £2495.00

Film Category: Comedy / Drama
Director: Billy Wilder
Actor / Actresses: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell
Poster Type: UK Double-Crown (20"x 30", 51cmx76cm)
Poster Artist: Arnold Beauvais
Condition: Good
Year: 1955
Reference: 59239



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