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    The Man with the Golden Arm (United Artists, 1955). One Sheet (27" X 41") Saul Bass artwork.
    Saul Bass's brilliant design set a new standard for movie posters during the 1950s. 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. Without a doubt, this was a groundbreaking design in the world of posters and is highly prized by collectors. The poster had an extra vertical crease and there has been very minor color touch up to the fold lines. The poster also had a very slight tear in the upper left corner. Artwork by Saul Bass. Very Fine on Linen.


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