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The Virgin Soldiers

Two pieces of original John Stockle artwork (17 1/2"x 23" & 18 1/2"x 24") for the Quad poster for the film "The Virgin Soldiers" (1969).

The two pieces tell an interesting story about the development of the poster. The white background photograph of the naked figure charging with his rifle has part finished painted underpants added with suggested text in the "starburst" to the left. The later & almost finished green background artwork has full Union Jack underpants & revised text to the left (although several words are crossed out here & alternatives suggested, this was the text that appeared on the printed Quad poster as shown below - the Quad for reference only). Both artworks are on artboard with acetate overlays & both have areas of obvious rim wear & tear.


This British film about National Service during the Malayan insurgency (1950) boasts a plethora of British acting talent who were to find later fame on both TV & the Big Screen in years to come.


These items are sold without copyright, reproduction rights, licensing rights or any other kind of legal release.


Due to the size of these pieces a supplementary P&P charge will be required.

Price: £145.00

Film Category: War / Sex
Director: John Dexter
Actor / Actresses: Lynn Redgrave, Hywel Bennett, Nigel Davenport
Poster Type: Original Artwork
Poster Artist: Stockle John
Condition: Good
Year: 1969
Reference: 59991

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