The Most Extraordinary Gentleman Spy in all Fiction-Agent 007 Posters

ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,136MI6 Agent
The year is 1962 & this incredible image by artist Mitchell Hooks utilised here on the UK Quad started to grace movie theatre foyers around the globe....and the rest is history....
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The poster campaign was designed by David Chasman & like the classic Fratini/pulford FRWL art has been partially recycled, in particular in the stunning US poster art campaign for Goldfinger by Robert Brownjohn which was also designed by Chasman.
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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,136MI6 Agent
    James Bond is Back!

    The year is 1963 and artists Renato Fratini and Eric Pulford created one of the most iconic images ever captured on canvas from a study of plates by photographer David Hurn of actor Sean Connery holding a .177 air pistol.
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  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,365MI6 Agent
    What's this got to do with the price of fish? :s
    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • danjaq_0ffdanjaq_0ff The SwampsPosts: 7,069MI6 Agent
    Come on Donk, get em out, love theses old school quads, poster art how it should be ;)
  • Donald GrantDonald Grant U.S.A.Posts: 2,189Quartermasters
    Very nice Sir! Keep them coming and by all means "Keep Calm and Carry On".

    DG
    So, what sharp little eyes you've got...wait till you get to my teeth.
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    "People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." Richard Grenier after George Orwell, Washington Times 1993.
  • ke02ewwke02eww USPosts: 2,064MI6 Agent
    Very nice Sir! Keep them coming and by all means "Keep Calm and Carry On".

    DG

    Wot he said.... -{
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,136MI6 Agent
    The year is 1964 and what would be known as Bondmania was officially up and running. For the British poster campaign images were lifted straight from the amazing Robert Brownjohn images in the movies titles sequence. These images paired with the late John Barry's incredible orchestrations & Dame Shirley's amazing vocals meant "James Bond is Back in Goldfinger".
    The US poster campaign took a slightly different direction to that of the UK utilising poster designs by David Chasman with illustrations by Robert Brownjohn and Mitchell Hooks borrowed from his artwork for the Dr.No campaign.

    Of all the US Goldfinger campaign posters the most stunning is the half sheet which incorporates the Robert Brownjohn image of a gold Margaret "Dink" Nolan, the same image which appears on the British A quad however the 2 piece bikini is in silver instead of gold which is simply stunning!
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  • TeppoTeppo TISPosts: 2,426MI6 Agent
    These are so Nice -{

    It's really hard to choose which is the best as they all look awesome :007)
    Knowing who to trust is Everything in this business.

    TIS - "The moment you think you got it figured - you're wrong"
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,136MI6 Agent
    edited March 2011
    The year is 1965 and following hot on the heals of the phenomonly successful 1964's Goldfinger came...THE BIGGEST BOND OF ALL..THUNDERBALL and for this the international poster campaign had to be and indeed was something special with the pairing of artists Frank McCarthy and Robert McGinnis, so successful that the pair were recommissioned for 1967's campaign art for You Only Live Twice.
    So who did what? well Frank McCarthy was an action scene artist and Robert McGinnis specialised in character art so Look Up & Look Down were McCarthy's and Look out was McGinnis's. Although not shown on the US half sheet art, some posters had a fourth "James Bond Does it Everywhere" image which was also painted by Robert McGinnis
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    The British advance quad utilised all four of the stunning Thunderball campaign paintings by McGinnis and McCarthy and is simply breathtaking to behold.

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  • Donald GrantDonald Grant U.S.A.Posts: 2,189Quartermasters
    edited March 2011
    Neato! The Tball advance quad is probably my favorite of all the quads primarily because of the rare "frogman surf" artwork that also appears, if memory serves, in the German campaign. As I understand it, this poster was advertised in the British pressbook as the "Quad Crown Poster" because it was meant to be cut into double crown posters by the theater owner because there were no double crown's sold to the theater in the promotions. The pressbook gave instructions to the theater manager to "cut" the teaser poster into pieces to make a variety of double crowns and shows 6 different double crown posters that could be made from cutting the teaser poster.

    DG

    Edit: "german" to "German".
    So, what sharp little eyes you've got...wait till you get to my teeth.
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    "People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." Richard Grenier after George Orwell, Washington Times 1993.
  • texas007texas007 Houston, Texas 77041Posts: 2,275MI6 Agent
    edited March 2011
    I love the Thunderball artworks too - of course they are my introductions to the works of Robert McGinnis - my favorite illustrator - I love all his ladies :)

    I am not much of a poster collector but prefer to collect original artworks or limited edition prints.

    Here are what I have on my walls right now.

    Robert McGinnis's Thunderball
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    Frank McCarthy's Thunderball
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  • ke02ewwke02eww USPosts: 2,064MI6 Agent
  • TeppoTeppo TISPosts: 2,426MI6 Agent
    ke02eww wrote:
    Nice ppw and kan....

    Keep em coming.....


    Ditto -{ Very nice, Kan and ppw :007)

    Kan is that a lightsaber next to Mcginnis jetpack art :s
    Knowing who to trust is Everything in this business.

    TIS - "The moment you think you got it figured - you're wrong"
  • TeppoTeppo TISPosts: 2,426MI6 Agent
    Btw, How about a sticky thread for James Bond posters and Artwork ;)

    As here seems to be quite a few experts :007)
    Knowing who to trust is Everything in this business.

    TIS - "The moment you think you got it figured - you're wrong"
  • texas007texas007 Houston, Texas 77041Posts: 2,275MI6 Agent
    Yes, it is Teppo :))
    I left it in the picture so you can have an idea about the size of the artwork.
    My daughters love to play with those lightsabers and I do have a small collection of those.
    -{
    Teppo wrote:
    ke02eww wrote:
    Nice ppw and kan....

    Keep em coming.....


    Ditto -{ Very nice, Kan and ppw :007)

    Kan is that a lightsaber next to Mcginnis jetpack art :s
  • TeppoTeppo TISPosts: 2,426MI6 Agent
    Nice one, Obi-Kan ;)
    texas007 wrote:
    Yes, it is Teppo :))
    I left it in the picture so you can have an idea about the size of the artwork.
    My daughters love to play with those lightsabers and I do have a small collection of those.
    -{
    Teppo wrote:
    ke02eww wrote:
    Nice ppw and kan....

    Keep em coming.....


    Ditto -{ Very nice, Kan and ppw :007)

    Kan is that a lightsaber next to Mcginnis jetpack art :s
    Knowing who to trust is Everything in this business.

    TIS - "The moment you think you got it figured - you're wrong"
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,136MI6 Agent
    edited January 2013
    The year is 1967 and following on from the worldwide success of Thunderball, UA called upon the talents of Robert McGinnis and Frank McCarthy to paint images for the "And Twice is the Only Way to Live" campaign which was very apt for utilising two artists. The Bondwagon was starting to take its toll on Mr Connery's private life or the lack of it so the campaign pronounced Sean Connery "IS" James Bond where previously he had only warranted an "AS", perhaps as an attempt to further establish Mr Connery as 007 so he would return to the role in B6?
    As for Thunderball the poster art campaign for You Only Live Twice by McGinnis & McCarthy was something special incorporating both their talents for action and character interpretation. The art of Bond flying Little Nellie & walking above Blofeld's volcano were painted by Frank McCarthy where Robert McGinnis painted the Bathing Beauties image & the iconic image of Sean holding an Astronauts helmet in one hand with a Walther LP53 in the other which was utilised on the US door panel poster. It is amazing the number of specialists who also credit Mr McGinnis with the Little Nellie art!
    This image is one of the most striking utilised on the US insert poster which is only bettered by the awe-inspiring US 6 sheet poster.

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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,402Chief of Staff
    texas007 wrote:
    I love the Thunderball artworks too - of course they are my introductions to the works of Robert McGinnis - my favorite illustrator - I love all his ladies :)

    I am not much of a poster collector but prefer to collect original artworks or limited edition prints.

    Here are what I have on my walls right now.

    Robert McGinnis's Thunderball
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    Frank McCarthy's Thunderball
    DSC_0789.JPG

    -{

    Super artwork, texas007......where did you get them from ?
    YNWA 97
  • Donald GrantDonald Grant U.S.A.Posts: 2,189Quartermasters
    Sir Miles wrote:
    texas007 wrote:
    I love the Thunderball artworks too - of course they are my introductions to the works of Robert McGinnis - my favorite illustrator - I love all his ladies :)

    I am not much of a poster collector but prefer to collect original artworks or limited edition prints.

    Here are what I have on my walls right now.

    Robert McGinnis's Thunderball
    DSC_0382.JPG

    Frank McCarthy's Thunderball
    DSC_0789.JPG

    -{

    Super artwork, texas007......where did you get them from ?

    Ditto
    So, what sharp little eyes you've got...wait till you get to my teeth.
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    "People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." Richard Grenier after George Orwell, Washington Times 1993.
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,136MI6 Agent
    edited January 2013
    The year is 1969, Sean Connery has stepped down from the role of 007 so it is left to Peter Hunt to find an actor to fill Mr Connery's vacant shoes and that he did going for an almost unknown Australian actor, George Lazenby. James Bond is Back!..Back "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". Frank McCarthy was commissioned for the "Far Up!, Far Out!, Far More!" campaign creating a stunning image of a snowscape, lots of action & a shirtless Mr Lazenby with a Walther LP53 in one hand and Diana Rigg as Tracy in the other. The likeness Mr McCarthy created of Mr Lazenby was exceptional however it was decided to change the appearance of the two central characters and that was left to Robert McGinnis who painted a more traditional James Bond in tux on skies!
    The image created by the two artists was utilised worldwide including Japan who usually went in a completely different direction. This is the US insert poster.
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    The two rarely seen together British Double Crowns which join together to form a Quad.
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  • texas007texas007 Houston, Texas 77041Posts: 2,275MI6 Agent
    Sir Miles & DG,
    During my pursuits of Robert McGinnis items, I made a lot of friends with similar interests, all of which own McGinnis original artworks.
    My McGinnis collection range from the vintage paperbacks featuring McGinnis artworks - signed and unsigned, McGinnis artworks books, McGinnis prints, and so far two original artworks.
    One of my circle of friends is Paul Jilbert - the producer and director of the best McGinnis documentary - "Painting the Last Rose of Summer". I highly recommend purchasing this DVD by him - http://theillustratorstv.com/
    I will start another thread and post more pictures relating to McGinnis.
    Sorry ppw3o6r :D
    Sir Miles wrote:
    Super artwork, texas007......where did you get them from ?
  • ke02ewwke02eww USPosts: 2,064MI6 Agent
    ppw3o6r wrote:
    The year is 1969, Sean Connery has stepped down from the role of 007 so it is left to Peter Hunt to find an actor to fill Mr Connery's vacant shoes and that he did going for an almost unknown Australian actor, George Lazenby. James Bond is Back!..Back "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". Frank McCarthy was commissioned for the "Far Up!, Far Out!, Far More!" campaign creating a stunning image of a snowscape, lots of action & a shirtless Mr Lazenby with a Walther LP53 in one hand and Diana Rigg as Tracy in the other. The likeness Mr McCarthy created of Mr Lazenby was exceptional however it was decided to change the appearance of the two central characters and that was left to Robert McGinnis who painted a more traditional James Bond in tux on skies!
    The image created by the two artists was utilised worldwide including Japan who usually went in a comletely different direction. This is the US insert poster.
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    Nice ppw...some of my favs...

    Didn't know abt the McGinnis overwrite!

    Cheers
    The two rarely seen together British Double Crowns which join together to form a Quad.
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  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,136MI6 Agent
    The year is 1971 and after just one outing as 007 George Lazenby passes the JB baton back to Sean Connery for his Bond swan song Diamonds are Forever. UA pays Mr Connery $1 million which the great man donates to projects in his local Scottish community....and they waited how long to Knight him?

    For the "Forever, Forever, Forever" poster art campaign UA commissioned Robert McGinnis to create an image featuring the two main action scenes from the movie which covered the beginning of a new decade...the 70's. The image Mr McGinnis painted was utilised worldwide pretty much unaltered with the exception of on the Japanese poster where a silencer was added to the PPK inspired pistol and Italy where a Walther LP53 was substituted. Some early images had Mr Connery's head the same height as his two lady friends however UA felt Bond should be taller than his companions so a slight alteration was made to the image. The Italian image had 007 head & shoulders above his two female companions. This the US half sheet is unique as it has Bond & his ladies supported by the Moonbuggy's right arm where all/most other poster images they are in its left.

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  • Donald GrantDonald Grant U.S.A.Posts: 2,189Quartermasters
    Yes, if you look closely at the artwork Connery has an unusually long neck. The artwork was altered at the last minute. As I understand it, it was Connery's rep. that pushed for the change.

    DG
    So, what sharp little eyes you've got...wait till you get to my teeth.
    image_zps6a725e59.jpg
    "People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." Richard Grenier after George Orwell, Washington Times 1993.
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,402Chief of Staff
    texas007 wrote:
    Sir Miles & DG,
    During my pursuits of Robert McGinnis items, I made a lot of friends with similar interests, all of which own McGinnis original artworks.
    My McGinnis collection range from the vintage paperbacks featuring McGinnis artworks - signed and unsigned, McGinnis artworks books, McGinnis prints, and so far two original artworks.
    One of my circle of friends is Paul Jilbert - the producer and director of the best McGinnis documentary - "Painting the Last Rose of Summer". I highly recommend purchasing this DVD by him - http://theillustratorstv.com/
    I will start another thread and post more pictures relating to McGinnis.
    Sorry ppw3o6r :D
    Sir Miles wrote:
    Super artwork, texas007......where did you get them from ?

    Thanks for the info..... -{

    It's a real shame they don't produce prints of these....they are fabulous -{
    YNWA 97
  • ke02ewwke02eww USPosts: 2,064MI6 Agent
    Sir Miles wrote:
    texas007 wrote:
    Sir Miles & DG,
    During my pursuits of Robert McGinnis items, I made a lot of friends with similar interests, all of which own McGinnis original artworks.
    My McGinnis collection range from the vintage paperbacks featuring McGinnis artworks - signed and unsigned, McGinnis artworks books, McGinnis prints, and so far two original artworks.
    One of my circle of friends is Paul Jilbert - the producer and director of the best McGinnis documentary - "Painting the Last Rose of Summer". I highly recommend purchasing this DVD by him - http://theillustratorstv.com/
    I will start another thread and post more pictures relating to McGinnis.
    Sorry ppw3o6r :D
    Sir Miles wrote:
    Super artwork, texas007......where did you get them from ?

    Thanks for the info..... -{

    It's a real shame they don't produce prints of these....they are fabulous -{

    Agreed sir miles.....

    Kan if u make it happen put me on the list.....
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,136MI6 Agent
    edited January 2013
    The year is 1973 and after just one more outing as 007 in Diamonds are Forever Sean Connery has "passed the shoe" to a "New James Bond", Roger Moore. It is a time of Blaxploitation at the movies with such kick ass characters as Cleopatra Jones and Shaft to name but a few and lets not forget Dirty Harry, the writers and producers sure as hell didn't!, so if that's what the movie going public wanted then United Artists were happy to oblige with the drug & voodoo fueled "Live and Let Die".
    The poster art campaign by Robert McGinnis was and indeed is spectacular capturing many key elements from the movie with a feature of Solitaire's tarot cards and the incredible speedboat chase sequence.
    This the US insert poster is one of the more pleasing designs, appearing almost identical to the main poster design with an off-centre positioned 007 and the almost unnoticed omission of the "Fortune" character to Bond's far right which may have been a brave choice for a US poster baring in mind the theme of the movie. With a great theme song by Paul McCartney & Wings and kick ass 1970's orchestrations by George Martin Live and Let Die worked on all levels. Bond in flared trousers, next he'll have blonde/fair hair and appear to be able to handle a firearm correctly on screen...unheard of!

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  • danjaq_0ffdanjaq_0ff The SwampsPosts: 7,069MI6 Agent
    Very Very nice, My Fave :x
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,136MI6 Agent
    edited January 2013
    The year is 1974 & Roger Moore returns to the role of James Bond in perhaps his most memorable role up against the most memorable adversary, Francisco Scaramanga, magnificently portrayed by Christopher Lee in "The Man with the Golden Gun"

    Yet again the artistic talents of Robert McGinnis were called upon to create images for the poster art campaign. Utilising the central image of Bond from his Live and Let Die campaign painting McGinnis captured an incredible montage of images of the hand of Scaramanga preparing to take out his believed intended victim, 007, with his magnificent ficticious 4.2mm Golden Gun.

    This the US insert poster like the US insert for Live and Live Die has an off centre positioned 007 which appears at first glance identical to the international main poster art although amazingly it is The Man with the Golden Gun himself who has been omitted from this particular version.

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  • danjaq_0ffdanjaq_0ff The SwampsPosts: 7,069MI6 Agent
    Very nice DB -{ keep em coming :o
  • ppw3o6rppw3o6r Great BritainPosts: 2,136MI6 Agent
    edited January 2013
    Latest poster aquisition:
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    This is an ultra rare pair of British double crowns displayed as a door panel for 1971's Diamonds are Forever. If you've ever seen another original pair you are probably looking at the front advertising panels of a British Routemaster bus 40 years ago or are standing in the poster section of the EON Archive?
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