This sexy AIP exploitation poster is in Excellent / Fine condition. It has always been ROLLED or stored flat - NEVER FOLDED. With minor corner and edge wear and a small light discoloration at the center of the right (white) border edge. Stored out-of-sunlight, the colors are vivid and unfaded and the images are sharp. Printed on heavy glossy poster stock.
This compelling poster, designed by collectible poster artist BILL GOLD, from AIP's controversial bisexual updating of OSCAR WILDE's story features a steamy high-grain portrait of shirtless star HELMUT BERGER ("The Sensational Young Star of 'The Damned!' ") in an elaborate ascot and jeans. An adoring, tastefully topless woman clings to him from behind. A heavy chain, suggestively dangles from BERGER's hand into the stylized title logo below. The shocking-pink background teases with a hard-to-decipher images of a writhing couple.
The film also stars RICHARD TODD, HERBERT LOM, MARIE LILJEDAHL and MARGARET LEE . Directed by MASSIMO DALLAMANO
The poster includes the following text:
" eternal youth is the ultimate perversion. "
" A Modern Allegory Inspired by Oscar Wilde "
About the Poster Artist / Designer:
American Graphics Artist / Poster Designer / Photographer BILL GOLD is best know for his prolific output of memorable movie posters. He's created posters for some of Hollywood's greatest filmmakers, including Alfred Hitchcock , Elia Kazan, Stanley Kubrick and Clint Eastwood. A small sample of his great posters includes: Casablanca , Yankee Doodle Dandy , A Clockwork Orange , The Sting , Dirty Harry , The Big Sleep , Strangers On A Train , Dial M For Murder , The Searchers , Moby Dick , The Music Man , My Fair Lady , Camelot , The Great Race , Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Bonnie and Clyde , Camelot , Cool Hand Luke , Ryan's Daughter , Bullitt , Wait Until Dark , Dorian Gray , Jeremiah Johnson , The Exorcist , Magnum Force , Scarecrow , Diamonds Are Forever , Marathon Man , Fiddler On The Roof , The Enforcer , Dog Day Afternoon , Barry Lyndon , Lady Sings The Blues , Funny Lady , The Odessa File , Return of the Pink Panther , Rooster Cogburn, Alien , Pale Rider , The Dead Pool , Absolute Power , Mystic River and countless others.
The accompanying photo shows this actual item. There's some light-glare on the right of the accompanying photo that's not on the actual poster. Additional photos may be included to show detail close-ups of this same item. There may be clips visible in the photos, variously at the four corners and the top and/or bottom center edges. These are not a flaw in or a part of this item. The words "Percepto Sample Image" which may appear on some photos does not appear on the actual item. All rights reserved for original photos, artwork and text.
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