Vertigo (1958) Trade Advertisements, US
Red and Blue Trade Advertisements
Saul Bass (1920-1996)
Unframed: 14 x 5 in. (36 x 13 cm) each
Framed: 18½x 11 in. (47 x 27.9 cm) each
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Each paper-backed and conservation framed with UV plexiglass
Excellent condition, with the colours remaining very bright.
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This is the fourth and final time that James Stewart would work with Alfred Hitchcock, in one of his best loved thrillers. The mood of the film was greatly enhanced by the score, which was written by Bernard Herrmann.
Saul Bass's classic spiral design was used for the American poster campaign. The blue image, featuring the identical artwork, was only used on this trade advertisement and not on any of the posters.