James Bond Film Posters

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From Russia with Love (1963) poster, British

Art by Eric Pulford (1915-2005) and Renato Fratini (1932-1973)

Unframed: 30 x 40 in. (76 x 102 cm)

Framed: 37 3/4 x 47 1/2 in. (96 x 120.6 cm)

Eric Pulford was responsible for designing hundreds of film posters during his long career. Pulford ran Downton Advertising agency, which held the Rank account and accounts with most of the other large studios. He was instrumental in bringing Renato Fratini, an Italian commercial artist, to London, and collaborated with him on many poster campaigns. Often Pulford produced the design and Fratini did the painting. This was the only British Bond poster campaign that Fratini worked on, and is undoubtedly one of the most famous and collectable posters in the Bond series.

It is rare to find this piece in such pristine condition.

Following the success of Dr. No, Eon Production's budget for this second Bond film was dramatically increased. This film was also directed by Terence Young, and again stars Sean Connery as Bond. It was based on Ian Fleming's 1957 novel. The film was a huge box-office success. It heralded the debut of Desmond Llewelyn as Q, a role that he would play for thirty-six years.

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From the collection of Andy Johnson, purchased on 17th September 1998 from a James Bond auction, London.

The Official 007 Collection James Bond Movie Posters, Boxtree, 2001, p. 22/23 (this publication features posters from Eon Productions' archive) and Cinema Posters of the 20th Century, Suntory Museum, 2001, p. 56