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How I Won The War Poster

UK Quad cinema poster (30"x 40") for the John Lennon anti-war film "How I Won The War" (1967). This was an important film in the story of The Beatles as it marked one of the earliest examples of a Beatle "going solo", a pointer for the break-up of the band 3 years later. In the film Lennon wore some horn-rimmed spectacles (also known as "granny glasses") & he adopted these subsequently to hone his unique later 1960's visual image.

 

The poster illustration here was by the design genius Vic Fair. Fair painted a helmet & this was then photographed for the centrepiece of the poster design. Fair also "added" the surround of a weathered old picture frame. This design technique anticipated the Drew Struzan/Charles White "Style-D" 1-Sheet poster for "Star Wars" 10 years later (see below) where the poster was designed to look torn and worn.

 

The poster remains in scarce unfolded condition. It is slightly "yellowed" with multiple pin-holes to corners/rim. There are a number of small conservation tape repairs to the reverse of corners/rim but as can be seen, it still displays very well. This is a scarce poster that is not often seen in the market.


This poster is being simultaneously offered via www.rockpopmem.com



Price: £375.00

Film Category: War / Comedy
Director: Richard Lester
Actor / Actresses: Michael Crawford, John Lennon, Roy Kinnear
Poster Type: UK Quad (30" x 40", 76cm x 102cm)
Poster Artist: Vic Fair
Condition: Good
Year: 1967
Reference: 59589



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