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From Russia with Love/ Bons Baisers de Russie (1963), first French release billboard poster (1964)

From Russia with Love/ Bons Baisers de Russie (1963), first French release billboard poster (1964)

From Russia with Love/ Bons Baisers de Russie (1963), first French release billboard poster (1964)

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From Russia with Love/ Bons Baisers de Russie (1963), first French release billboard poster (1964)


Artist: Boris Grinsson (1907-1999)


Unframed: 90 3/4 x 121 3/4 in. (123.6 x 308.6 cm)


Boris Grinsson created a truly stunning piece for this large French billboard poster. This poster was printed in four sections, which were designed to overlap when pasted onto billboards. It is therefore rare as only unused examples survive.


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.

Linen backed


Material of piece: Paper, backed on linen


Excellent condition, colours remaining very bright, restoration to a few small surface marks.


There are a couple of creases in the right-hand side white border of the poster, which does not affect the artwork.


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James Bond: 50 Years of Movie Posters, Dorling Kindersley, 2012, p. 42