BARBARELLA (1968) STYLE B POSTER, US, SIGNED BY JANE FONDA.
BARBARELLA (1968) STYLE B POSTER, US
SIGNED BY JANE FONDA.
41 x 27 in. (104 x 69 cm)
This 60s science fiction film was directed by Roger Vadim, and was based on the comic series of the same name by Jean-Claude Forest. Vadim tried to cast various actors in the title role, including Virna Lisi, Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren, before casting his then-wife Jane Fonda as the space-traveller Barbarella.
This very cool alternative style B poster has the 1960s written all over it ! This poster was signed by Jane Fonda at BFI, London, where she had a retrospective of her films, and gave a Q&A and introduction to the film 9 to 5. It is rare for anyone to have an original film poster signed, as the majority of signatures are on pieces of paper, photographs and video/dvd sleeves. It is unusual to have the film's poster with you when you try to obtain signatures.
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Linen-backed. Very good condition, with the colours remaining very bright. Minor restoration to folds. There are a few minor surface abrasions.
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Film Posters of the 60s, Aurum Press Limited, 1997, p. 91 and Science Fiction Poster Art, Aurum Press Ltd., 2003, p. 134