KING KONG (1933) POSTER, ITALIAN
Artist: Giorgio Olivetti (dates unknown)
Unframed: 201 x 140 cm (79 x 55 in.)
A perfect blend of adventure, science fiction and horror, King Kong is the ultimate monster movie. Willis O'Brien's use of stop-motion effects was ground breaking for the time, and remains legendary. The film blew audiences away and broke all previous box-office records.
King Kong was released in Italy in 1933. However, it is believed to have been shown only in a silent cinema. Only a three colour - yellow, black and white - poster was produced. In 1949, after World War II, the film was re-released, and this is considered the first proper screening of this landmark film in Italy. This powerful poster by Giorgio Olivetti was created for the 1949 screening. Fewer than five known surviving examples.
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Linen-backed. Excellent condition with the colours remaining very bright. Minor restoration to folds and a couple of small surface blemishes which do not affect the main artwork.
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