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John Lennon How I Won Cinema Poster 1967

UK Quad cinema poster (30"x 40") for the John Lennon anti-war film "How I Won The War" (1967). This was an important film in the story of The Beatles as it marked one of the earliest examples of a Beatle "going solo", a pointer for the break-up of the band 3 years later. In the film Lennon wore some horn-rimmed spectacles (also known as "granny glasses") & he adopted these subsequently to hone his unique later 1960's visual image.

 

The poster illustration here was by the design genius Vic Fair. Fair painted a helmet & this was then photographed for the centrepiece of the poster design. The original painted helmet sold at Prop Store June 2018 for £1,100 Hammer (https://uk.propstoreauction.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/128/lot/26058/?url=%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F128%2F%3Fpage%3D1%26key%3Dhow%2Bi%2Bwon%26cat%3D%26xclosed%3Dno). Fair also "added" the surround of a weathered old picture frame.

 

The poster remains in scarce unfolded condition. It is slightly "yellowed" with multiple pin-holes to corners/rim. There are a number of small conservation tape repairs to the reverse of corners/rim but as can be seen, it still displays very well. This is a scarce poster that is not often seen in the market.

 

This poster is being simultaneously offered via www.moviepostermem.com



Price: £375.00

Artist: John Lennon, The Beatles
Year: '1967
Category: Beatles / 50 - 60's
Format: Poster
Condition: Very good -
Reference: 70593



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