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Christmas, Disney and Chantrell

December 01, 2016 2 min read

Christmas is Coming

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun! But don't despair if you still haven't started your Christmas shopping. Our original film posters make for highly unusual and special gifts.

For those who seem to already have everything, we’re confident we’ll have a poster that they don’t have, and gift cards are available for those that are hard-to-buy.


The Magic of Disney

Snow White Poster

December 15th marks 50 years since the death of Walt Disney, the pioneer of the American animation industry. 

Disney’s creations have a tendency, as the tagline to 1953’s Peter Pan proclaims, to ‘live in your heart forever’ and the posters that accompanied the film releases are just as enchanting. 

At Orson & Welles we have an exceptional collection of rare early Disney posters, including the sumptuous 1951 re-release for Snow White, prominently featuring everyone’s favourite dwarf Dopey, the magical Peter Pan (1953) and the simply charming rare style B film poster for Sleeping Beauty (1959).

With our new collection we have added three great Czech film posters for The Jungle Book (1974)Lady and the Tramp (1974) and Cinderella (1970)

Czech Jungle Book Poster Czech Lady & The Tramp Poster Czech Cinderella Poster


Chantrell Centenary - Best of British

The Land That Time Forgot Poster

December 20th will mark the 100th birthday of the late Tom Chantrell, possibly the greatest British film poster designer ever, certainly one of its most prolific, reputedly finishing some 800 designs. 

Chantrell’s artwork for the Star Wars (1977) Quad Style C is well regarded, and rightly so, as are his designs for some of the Carry On films (notably, Carry on Cowboy (1965), Carry on Screaming! (1966) and the recalled Carry on Cleo (1964)). However, at Orson & Welles we believe that there are many other fabulous, and often rarer, titles and some that you can still buy at more affordable prices. Examples include Hammer’s Quatermass and the Pit (1967),Amicus & AIPs Dino caper The Land That Time Forgot (1975) and the wonderfully Noir Count Five and Die (1957)