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Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Poster, US, Roadshow

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April 1, 02:55 PM GMT


6,000 - 9,000 GBP

Lot Details


Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Poster, US, Roadshow

Artist: Saverio Pavone (dates unknown)

Unframed: 81 x 41 in. (206 x 104 cm)

This poster features the same artwork as the roadshow style A US poster. However, it is much larger and printed in two sheets for use on billboards, which gives it a real impact. Far fewer of this size poster were printed, and only unused examples survived.

This epic British film is based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. It was directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel. The film stars Peter O'Toole in the title role, together with Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, and Omar Sharif. It is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema. The dramatic score by Maurice Jarre and the Super Panavision 70 cinematography by Freddie Young are also highly acclaimed. It was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won seven. It won four BAFTA awards and five Golden Globes. In 1990, the year before David Lean died, Lean was awarded the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award.

Cinema Posters of the 20th Century, Suntory Museum, Osaka, 2001, page 54