A Fistful of Dollars (Unidis, 1964). Signed Original Artwork in Tempera by Sandro Simeoni (18" X 25") and original Ad Artwork (10" X 10.5").
    Offered here is the unique original painting by noted and prolific Italian poster artist Sandro Simeoni. As this is the seminal Spaghetti Western to be released in the States, the studio used American and Italian actors and changed the names of several of the credits to American names. So the small ad mock-up offered here shows Sergio Leone's name changed to Bob Robertson, which is how it appears on the earliest posters as well. They had no idea of the impact the film would have on audiences and future filmmaking. Later promotional items list the credits with the correct Italian actors and Leone's name. Clint Eastwood's iconic portrayal of the "Man with No Name" would skyrocket his career and spawn two excellent sequels. This color painting offered here was used for both the original Italian 4-Foglio and the Locandia. The tempera painting is 14.5" x 16" on matt board measuring 18" X 25" and is signed by the artist, who signed as Symeoni. The borders show some stains, smudges and some creasing, but the actual painting is in excellent condition with exceptional detail and colors. The painting retains its original Glassine cover which is hinged to the verso. The smaller black and white mock-up for a print ad, known in Italy as a "flani," measures 10" X 10.5" and is based on the original artwork by Simeoni and has the director listed as "Bob Robertson." This piece is entirely hand drawn and inked. The original painting is an incredibly important item in the history of world cinema. This is from the collection of Edoardo Ezio Pizzi, the man who handled all publicity and press relations for Unidis and Jolly Films and handled this film from pre-production through release.. Do not miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity. Very Fine.

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