This is an ORIGINAL Half-Sheet MOVIE POSTER - NOT A REPRODUCTION ! It was created for use in theatres to promote the engagement of this Motion Picture in 1959!
This approx. 22x28" Movie Item:
SIGN OF THE GLADIATOR (aka: NEL SEGNO di ROMA ) ~ U.S. Half-Sheet Poster NSS# 59/271 -~ AMERICAN-INTERNATIONAL PICTURES ~ 1959
This exciting poster featuring the work of famed poster artist REYNOLD BROWN is in Good / Very Good condition. With light to moderate edge and surface wear and moderate edge wrinkling ; two approx. 1" vertical tears in the bottom right edge and an approx. 1" horizontal tear in the right edge have NSS repairs on the back of the poster with long pieces of packing tape ; a visible light, irregular horizontal crease extends from center right to center left edge ; some fingerprinting along the right and left edges and the top corners ; a few thin, light and sparse stains / discolorations in the lower left edge area and bottom left edge area. It has always been ROLLED or stored flat, with no (machine) folds. Printed on flat poster stock with rich colors.
This poster's fantastic, powerful REYNOLD BROWN poster painting showcases the image of a GLADIATOR in battle dress who seems to practically lunge off the the poster! Surrounding him are sexy, chained SLAVE GIRLS, CHARIOTS , A CATAPULT hurling a firey rock, throngs of WARRING SOLDIERS and a CASTLE. Two additional insert paintings illustrate their captions: "The Orgy Of The Pagan Slaves" and "The Sacrifice of the Virgin in the Temple of RA " Includes an impressive, epic-style logo.
The Italian film, acquired by AIP for the U.S., stars ANITA EKBERG , LORELLA DeLUCA , GEORGE MARSHALL and JACQUES SERNAS . The uncredited Direction is by GUIDO BRIGNONE
The poster-text promises a lot of things to see:
" SEE! XNOBIA Slave Queen of the Barbarians
SEE! BATHSHEBA Virgin Queen of the Orient
SEE! 10,000 Horsemen Charge the Valley of Blood
SEE! The Amazing Fire-Throwing Catapults of Blood
SEE! The Barbarian Torture Catacombs of Horror
SEE! The Destruction of a Mighty Pagan Empire "
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Multi-talented fine artist and acclaimed illustrator REYNOLD BROWN created an astonishing array of classic movie posters and images and worked in every genre imaginable with equal aplomb. A few of his memorable posters: Against All Flags ; The Black Shield of Falksworth ; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ; To Hell and Back ; Johnny Dark ; Away All Boats ; Written on the Wind ; The Shrike ; Twilight for the Gods ; The Deadly Mantis ; Destroy All Monsters ; Billie Budd ; 55 Days at Peking ; Bells Are Ringing ; Burn, Witch, Burn ; The Masque of the Red Death ; Frankenstein Conquers the World ; Konga ; Ben-Hur (1959) ; The Beat Generation ; Goliath and the Vampires ; Sign of the Gladiator ; Spartacus ; The Dunwich Horror ; The Happiest Millionaire ; Grand Prix ; House of Usher (1960) ; Creature from the Black Lagoon ; The Incredible Shrinking Man ; I Was A Teenage Werewolf ; The Night Walker ; The Parent Trap (1968) ; The Premature Burial ; Godzilla Vs. The Thing ; Far From The Madding Crowd ; The Alamo ; Monolith Monsters ; Our Man Flint ; Attack of the 50 Foot Woman ; The Brain That Wouldn't Die ; Attack of the Puppet People ; How The West Was Won ; Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) ; Lover, Come Back ; Imitation of Life ; Day of the Triffids ; The Time Machine (1959) and Spirits of the Dead, among many, many others.
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