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    Description

    A Clockwork Orange (Warner Brothers, 1973). One Sheet (27" X 42") Alternate "R" Style, David Pelham Artwork.
    The original poster for this groundbreaking film with the Philip Castle artwork was used for the initial X-rated release in all the major markets, beginning with the four-city premiere engagements in New York Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto in December, 1971. The film, in its X-rated version, continued playing for the next six months in all key North American cities, almost always establishing house records. When Clockwork was marginally altered to achieve an R-rating, Stanley Kubrick wanted to call attention to the rating with another image, as the Castle artwork had already become iconic and the film would now be available for viewing by a wider audience. He liked this design created by David Pelham for the Canadian paperback edition of the Anthony Burgess novel, and had it adapted as the new poster for an R-announcement release. It was used for a short time before the original Castle image was reinstituted. The version offered here had a limited press run and as it was directly tied to the American rating, it was only seen in North America, whereas the Castle design was used throughout the world. This piece is therefore the rarest of official Clockwork Orange posters. Sold only a handful of times at Heritage, this eye-popping poster has had professional restoration that has addressed wrinkling and creases, chipping and tears in the borders, and a tear from the lower border into the image area. Fine on Linen.


    Estimate: $7,000 - $14,000.

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