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    The Man with the Golden Arm (United Artists, 1955). Very Fine- on Linen. One Sheet (26.75" 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. There has been touchup to the folds, a few moderate tears, mild creases, and misfolds. Also addressed were pinholes, some of which were enlarged or torn, and the poster still shows a few faint stains at the bottom. Very Fine- on Linen.


    Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.

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