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    The Man with the Golden Arm (United Artists, 1955). Six Sheet (81" X 81") Saul Bass Artwork.
    Posters of this dimension are extremely challenging to find for this title, and Heritage is delighted to present this six sheet! Saul Bass's brilliant design set a new standard for movie posters during the 1950s and this format retains Bass' original design without the addition of portraits. He was the first person to realize that the title sequences in films could be an art form unto themselves and could also contribute to the story. After designing the title sequences, his work was sometimes used to design the poster as well. In this case, Bass's design depicts the stylistic and broken arm of a heroin junkie. This was a taboo topic during the 1950s and caused quite a sensation when the film was released. A groundbreaking design in the world of posters and is highly prized by collectors. Overall the poster had few flaws, with touchup applied to the folds and a few mild tears off of the folds. Part of the black background were airbrushed. Very Fine on Linen.


    Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000.

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