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    A Clockwork Orange (Warner Brothers, 1971). Rolled, Very Fine. One Sheet (27" X 41") Alternate "Announcing" R Style, David Pelham Artwork.
    The original poster for this groundbreaking film with the Philip Castle artwork was used for the initial X-rated release in all the major markets, beginning with the four-city premiere engagements in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Toronto in December, 1971. The film, in its X-rated version, continued playing for the next six months in all key North American cities, almost always establishing house records. When Clockwork was marginally altered to achieve an R-rating, Stanley Kubrick wanted to call attention to the rating with another image, as the Castle artwork had already become iconic and the film would now be available for viewing by a wider audience. He liked this design created by David Pelham for the Canadian paperback edition of the Anthony Burgess novel, so Kubrick had it adapted as the new poster for an R-announcement release. It was used for a short time before the original Castle image was reinstated. The version offered here had a limited press run as it was directly tied to the American rating. It was only seen in North America, whereas the Castle design was used throughout the world. The poster has slight edge wear, minute tears, light creasing, and faint smudges. Rolled, Very Fine.


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    March, 2019
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
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