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Dr. No R1970s French Grande Film Poster

Fabulous 1970s re-release French Grande film poster for the Bond that started it all Dr. No.

Produced on a relatively modest budget and with a then little-known star, Dr. No was the first in producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman’s long-running James Bond franchise, adapted from Ian Fleming’s sixth Bond novel. Here agent 007 battles against an eccentric scientist super-villain, Dr No, who is determined to ruin the US space programme. Regardless of the modest budget, director Terence Young’s film conveys many of the hallmarks of the later more lavish productions, namely stylish design, exotic locations and climactic set pieces. Combined with, arguably the most distinctive Bond ever in Sean Connery, Dr. No remains a bonafide classic.

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 47 1/2 x 62 1/2 inches (plus a little more with the linen). It will be sent rolled (unframed).

  • Year: R1970s
  • Poster Type: French Grande
  • Style: -
  • Art By:  -
  • Rolled/Folded/Other: Rolled - Linen-backed
  • Condition: Near Mint
  • Condition Details: Tiny bit of writing on back on top margin that bleeds through to the front very lightly. Very light touch  up to folds. Looks fabulous