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    The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (PEA, 1966). Italian Premiere Displays (3) (39" X 110").
    Following the success of A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More, audiences were clamoring for more of director Sergio Leone's brash new style of Western. Executives at United Artists approached Leone, screenwriter Luciano Vincenzoni, and producer Alberto Grimaldi to gauge their interest in a third film. A deal was struck insuring a budget of $1.3 million and production was soon underway. In Spain, an international cast and crew was assembled which featured Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach in the feature roles. But even with a powerhouse director and three first rate stars, the production was plagued with mishaps, several of which threatened the very lives of the stars. Eli Wallach recalled that on one occasion, a crew member placed a jar of acid next to his soda. When Wallach reached for his drink, he inadvertently drank from the acid, nearly poisoning himself in the process! Stories of a film set out of control became almost as legendary as the film itself. In the end, the trouble proved lucrative for United Artists with a worldwide box office take of over $25 million! Opening in Italy in 1966, American audiences had to wait over a year for the film to hit their shores. But by then, word had spread that this "Spaghetti Western" was nothing short of sheer genius. This trio of country-of-origin posters was created for the Rome premiere of the film on December 15th, 1966. Each display is composed of two panels depicting the three stars; Eastwood, Van Cleef and Wallach. The Van Cleef poster has a tear at the bottom of one panel, the Eastwood poster has fold and edge wear with foxing in the image and the Wallach poster has a tear in the bottom border, foxing in the right border and wear along the edges. All three pieces have tape stains at the joints. None the less, the importance of these three poster cannot be overstated. Simply put, these three pieces are arguably the greatest posters ever created for the best and final film in "The Man With No Name" trilogy. The scarcity of these posters is second to none and an opportunity for ownership is not likely to come along again any time soon. Fine+.




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