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A Fistful of Dollars 1966 French Grande Film Poster, Vanni Tealdi

A Fistful of Dollars (Pour une Poignee De Dollars) - “This short cigar belongs to a man with no name. This long gun belongs to a man with no name. This poncho belongs to a man with no name. He’s going to trigger a whole new style in adventure.”…

Beautiful Vanni tealdi design for this original 1966 first-year-of-release French Grande movie poster from the classic Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western A Fistful of Dollars.The film that introduced the world to the man with no name. Released a full three years in Europe before it was screened in USA and as it was Sergio Leone’s first film and he wanted it to be well received, he used an American sounding name; hence Bob Robertson’ as Director. A truly exceptional example, the first in a very sought after series of films. 

France has a long and rich history in poster design that dates back to the mid-19th century.... CLICK TO READ MORE
One of the most influential figures in the development of vintage posters was the French poster artist Jules Chéret. Around 1866, Chéret is credited with producing the first colour lithograph posters, using a technique he refined from the black and white process first invented by German actor and playwright Alois Senefelder in 1798. Cheret's three stone lithographic process allowed artists to achieve every colour in the rainbow using just three stones - usually red, yellow and blue - printed in careful registration.

The Parisian artists, headed by Cheret and including masters Steinlen, Willette, Grasset, Bonnard, Forain and, last but certainly not least, Toulouse-Lautrec's vibrant and eye-catching designs influenced, in part, by Japanese Woodcuts brought a new level of visual appeal to the streets of Paris and, in turn, established the poster as an art form.

The Belle Époque (Beautiful Era), a period of peace and frivolity in France from the late 19th to the early 20th century (1870-1914), played a significant role in the continued advancement of poster design. This era coincided with economic growth and the rise of a new middle class with disposable income and leisure time. It was during this time that the poster craze took hold in France, with posters being used for advertising various products, events, and entertainment.

Over the decades that followed from these auspicious beginnings French poster design continued to flourish and designers from around the world followed suit in experimenting with poster design for advertisements for cultural events, travel, film, food and drink and more.

This original vintage movie poster has been professionally linen-backed is sized an impressive 46 x 61 1/2 inches (plus a little more with the linen). It will be sent rolled (unframed).

  • Year: 1966
  • Poster Type: French Grande
  • Style: -
  • Art By: Vanni Tealdi
  • Rolled/Folded/Other: Rolled - Linen-backed
  • Condition: Near Mint/Mint
  • Condition Details: Just very light touch-up to fold lines