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You Only Live Twice (1967), style C poster (bathtub), British

You Only Live Twice (1967), style C poster (bathtub), British

You Only Live Twice (1967), style C poster (bathtub), British

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You Only Live Twice (1967), style C poster (bathtub), British

Artist: Frank McCarthy (1924-2002)

Unframed: 31 1/2 x 41 in. (80 x 104.2 cm)

The advertising department for the film's release led a wide reaching campaign. They created three different posters, featuring Sean Connery in the bathtub, surrounded by girls, Connery with the famous Little Nelly flying machine, and Connery inside the volcano. This style C, bathtub, poster is the most sought-after of the three.

This was the fifth James Bond film produced by Eon Productions. It was directed by Lewis Gilbert, in the first of three Bond films that he would direct for Eon Productions. The screenplay for the film was written by Roald Dahl, and is vaguely based on Ian Fleming's 1964 novel. During filming it was announced that Sean Connery would retire from playing Bond, although he did make a come back in Diamonds are Forever in 1971 and Never Say Never Again in 1983.

Linen backed

Material of piece: Paper, backed on linen

Excellent condition, colours remaining very bright, minor restoration to only one small fold on the middle left-hand side of the poster, and a couple of minor surface abrasions in the white background.

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The Official 007 Collection: James Bond Movie Posters, Boxtree, 2001, pp. 60-61 (featuring posters from Eon Productions' archive); James Bond: 50 Years of Movie Posters, Dorling Kindersley, 2012, pp. 98-99