Original Film Posters

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Barbarella (1968), poster, British

Lot Closed

September 6, 12:36 PM GMT


2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Details


Artists: Renato Fratini (1932-1973) and Robin Ray (b.1924)

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

Renato Fratini and Robin Ray produced one of the best looking posters of the 60s for this cult sci-fi film.

This British poster does not surface very often.

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.

Graven Images, Grove Press, 1992, p. 223; A Century of Movie Posters From Silent to Art House, Baron's Educational Series, 2003, pp. 134-135; British Film Posters, An Illustrated History, BFI Publishing, 2006, p. 203