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    The Man with the Golden Arm (United Artists, 1955). Six Sheet (81" X 81").
    Posters of this dimension are extremely challenging to find for this title, and Heritage is delighted to present this six sheet for the first time! 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. A groundbreaking design in the world of posters and is highly prized by collectors. In incredible condition for a poster its size, the piece shows only light wrinkling and a minor crossfold separation. Folded, Very Fine.




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    Auction Dates
    July, 2014
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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