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Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection He's got a plan to stick it to The Man See and hear CURTIS MAYFIELD play his Super Fly scor The SlG SHORE Producllcn'SUPFR FLYStarnng RON O'NEAL-CARL LEE JULIUS W. HARRIS SHfc . A FRAZlER CHARLES McGREGOR Music Gorpose< 3 and A ranged by CURTIS MAYFIELD Screenplay by PHILLIP FENTY Produce by SlG SHOPS Directed iy GOHDON PARKS, JR. from Warner Bros., a Warner Ccmmunicat ons corrparty ph r--- See and hear CURTIS MAYFIELD play his Super Fly scor The SlG...

Oirecteo By Shirley Clarke Produced By Frederick Wiseman Music Y Mal Waidron Featuring Dizzy Gillespie

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Slaves In Bondage (1937) US 41 x 27 in. (104 x 69 cm) (Style A) Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection ONCE IN A LIFETIME Comes A Presentation That TRULY PULLS NO PUNCHES Now YOU Can SEE The Motion Picture That DARES DISCUSS and EXPLAIN SEX As NEVER BEFORE SEEN and HEARD TTuly The World's Most Amazing Attract

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FANYA FOSS Dtocisd 6y MAX N055ECK A COLUMBIA PICTURE Marketed as a cheap exploitation film, Under Age was in fact directed by the renowned Edward Dmytryk 1908-199 Dmytryk started his film career in the early 20s as a messenger boy at Paramount. Over the next decade, he slowly climbed the corporate ladder an began directing in 1935. With 57 titles I his name, his most enduring works include the noir classics Murder, My Sweet 1944 and Crossfire 1947 . Ultimately, however, Dmytryk...

Q

How do you 'feel about intimacy on the screen a.I believe anything done between two consenting cdults is great. Between five if s fantastic. sex m A.From my parents. That's why I'm screwed up think the movie I is dirty I A.That sex should be confined to one's lifetime. .Is the film based on Dr. Reuben's best-selling book a.Yes.Plusmyown sexual experiences. It's a comedy. nude we'd get a G rating. Q. Have you learned anything about sex working on this film ADDtTONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT S X ARE...

Info

Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection A veteran of World War I, Dwain Esper 1892-1982 was christened 'King of the Celluloid Gypsies', a fitting title for the most infamous of the 'Forty Thieves'. A shrewd salesman, Esper marketed his films as 'educational', thus giving his audiences the opportunity to persuade themselves that rather than enjoying his steamy, titillating movies, they were widening their knowledge of important social issues. Esper was braver than many of his contemporaries and...

Admission Is Restricted To Adults

Jag r Nyfiken - En Film I Gult I Am Curious Yellow 1967 Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection The 70s were the golden era of the soft porn movie. More money was being poured into the industry than ever before and as a result, a more sophisticated product was being created. In 1972, Deep Throatvjas released and for the first time, an X-rated movie was being shown in mainstream cinemas. 1972 alsosawtne release of Bertolucci's Last Tango In Paris....

Dutribozione

Luigi Martinati

The original version of Big Jim M set during the hysterical Red scare McCarthy years and follows the i of an American government of who is sent to Hawaii to root out-communist cell. Marijuana plays no whatsoever in the original story, I film's Italian distributors felt thati had little relevance to audiences rt so when the film was dubbed the dialogue was adapted so that John Wayne's government agent appears tl be cracking down on the illegal dru trade rather than undercover communists. It was...

Educational Film

Courtesy of the Roberto Hoornweg Collection Jag r Nyfiken - En Film I Gult I Am Curious Yellow 1967 Japanese 30 x 20 in. 76 x 51 cm Style A Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection I Am Curious Yellow was a controversial mix of sex and politics. Made in Sweden, it was seized at customs upon its arrival in the US. After a lengthy and much publicized court case, the film was finally granted approval on the grounds that it was an 'intellectual effort'. Despite the weak story line, the filmmakers'...

Gae Ii

Jirl Without A Room 1933 JS 41 x 27 in. 104 x 69 cm Style Al Vrt direction by Vincent Trotta and Maurice Kallis Curtesy of the Greg Ferland Collection Jirl Without A Room 1933 JS 41 x 27 in. 104 x 69 cm Style Al Vrt direction by Vincent Trotta and Maurice Kallis Curtesy of the Greg Ferland Collection Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection Continuing the fashion of using posters to display its leading ladies to the best possible advantage. Twentieth Century Fox hired four eminent llustrators...

Shocking Drama Flaming Youth

Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection underthings. One interesting footnote to this genre is the case of Big Jim McLain, a John Wayne adventure in which he played a swashbuckling investigator for the anti-Communist House Un-American Activities Committee. Because audiences outside the US didn't know or care about HUAC, new dialogue was written for the French and Italian dubbed versions that turned Wayne's character into a drug investigator, and the film was released in those territories as...

Eastman Colour

Naked As Nature Intended 1961 British 30 x 40 in. 76 x 102 cm Photo by George Harrison Marks Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection Britain's answer to Russ Meyer, George Harrison M 1926-1997 , remains one lt Britain's most famous exploitation or 'nudie' directors. Starting out as a photographer at a local theatre, Marks moved to London in the early 50s in a bid to further his career in field. In 1953, he met the stunning Pamela Green and thus began his career in glamour photography and fi...

Wayout

The wild world of the drug addict more than a movie an experience real life addicts portray today's youth going WAY OUT for kicks. screenplay by Jean Yeaworth and Rudy amp Shirley Nelson, based upon 'The Addicts by John Gimenez music by Kurt Kaiser, produced and directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr,. a Valley Forge film Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection

The Burning

The Pace That Kills 1928

Tell Your Children IThe Burning Question Reefer Madness lt 1936 US 41 x 27 in. 104 x 69 cm Style A Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection The Burning Question was made by i Los Angeles church group in an att to lure the young away from a drug- fuelled life of sin and debauchery. Ironically, it has become one of the biggest cult films ever made. 1894. Opium Joint, the first US film dealing with drugs, is made. 1909. The Opium Exclusion Act is passed, banning the importation and use of opium....

The Mysteries Of Love

Film Posters

Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection b. 1937 was one of the most famous and important graphic designers of the 60s. A self-taught artist who left school at fifteen, he developed a distinctive, rich style that quickly found favour with the London set. His work, reflecting the psychedelic and experimental spirit of the age, was admired and embraced by covers. His artwork for Don't Look Back perfectly illustrates his unique and highly effective style. In 1963 he was Director of their fiction...

Mr Teas

Teas 1959 US 42 x28 in. 107x71 cm Style B Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection Wild Gals Of The Naked West 1962 US 42 x28 in. 106 x71cm Courtesy of The X-rated Collection Russ Meyer 1922-2004 has been called both 'the Fellini of the sex industry' and 'the Einstein of sex films' - tributes to the man who revolutionized exploitation and launched the 'nudie cutie' sexploitation genre of the 60s. Meyer began making amateur films in his early teens and was winning prizes for his...

Directed By Stuart Walker

FROM THE PLAY 3Y NORMAN REJIJif RAINE nd FRANK BUTLER Courtesy of the Philip Masheter Collection The Bitter Tea Of General Yen and White Woman both dealt with the topic of inter-racial relationships. Bitter Tea was Columbia's most expensive gt roduction to date and starred Barbara Stanwyck in the leading role of Megan Davis. Its story is basically that of a love affair between Davis ind a Chinese General, the latter emerging as the hero of the piece. This was exactly the sort of plot-line that...

Dishonorable

The Sin Nora Moran 1933 Poster

Fem tJ e BROCKPEMBEETON s-tayc ruccw fem tJ e BROCKPEMBEETON s-tayc ruccw Strictly Dishonorable 1931 US 41 x 27 in. 104 x 69 cm Art by Alfred G. Skrenda Before the introduction of the photographic film poster, illustrations of the cast, particularly the female stars, played a crucial part in attracting audiences. The design that Alfred G. Skrenda 1897-1978 created for Strictly Dishonorable and the artwork for The Sin Of Nora Moran attributed to Alberto Vargas 1896-1982 demonstrate this...

Giuseppe Scotese

Giuseppe Scotese Acid

Acid - Delirio Dei Sensi lt 1968 Italian 39 x 108 in. 99 x 274 cm Courtesy of the Philip Shalam Collection In the 60s, shrewd producers quickly realized that, given the free-spirited mood of the times there was a big demand for films featuring th lt wonders of recreational drugs. They churned countless low-budget, poor quality movies the targeted a young and apparently insatiable audience. Acid - Delirio Dei Sensi was one su lt offering from Italy and although the film itself was less than...

Jamb Wssell

1943' MOST ZXCltitUi NEW SCREEN STAR Courtesy of the Tarek AbuZayyad Collection Who Framed Roger Rabbit lt 1988 US 41 x 27 in. 104 x 69 cm Style E gt Licensed Limited Edition by Kilian Enterprises Courtesy of the Martin Bridgewater Collection Although both fairly tame Disney films, Dick Tracy and Who Framed Roger Rabbit were marketed with a stress on the well-established exploitation themes of sex and innuendo. The real-life affair between Madonna and Warren Beatty, the stars of Dick Tracy,...

Mary Murphy Norma Eberhardt Sheridan Comerate Michael Connors

Directed by PAUL HENREID Screenplay by ALLEN RIVKIN and IB MELCHIOR Produced by HARRY RYBNICK and RICHARD KAY Associate Producer EDWARD B. BARISON A UNIVERSAL-INTERNATIONAL RELEASE Live Fast, Die Young 19581 US 41 x 27 in. 104x69 cm Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection Produced by Directed by Screenplay by Story by 0 DALE IRELAND DAVID BRADLEY GEORGE HODGINS 0 DALE IRELAND amp GEORGE HODGINS Presented by TRANS WORLD PRODUCTIONS Released by AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL PICTURES Produced by...

Roxanna Hajiani

Art direction and design by Graham Marsh Text by Tony Nourmand and Alison Aitchison Research and co-ordination by Alison Aitchison Proof-reading by Roxanna Hajiani and Alison Aitchison Principal conservation by Eric Jean-Baptiste Principal photography by A.J. Photographies Unless otherwise stated, all images used in this book are from The Reel Poster Archive

Respectueuse

Girl The Night Poster 1960

La Putain Respectueuse The Respectful Prostitute 1952 French 63 x 47 in. 160 x 119 cm Art by Roger Rojac Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection Courtesy of the Liza Tesei Collection Girl Of The Night was released in America in 1960. Although suggestive the title was still fairly coy and av stating outright that this was a story about prostitution. When the film wa released in a more liberal Sweden, however, there were no such concer and the Call Girl title left absolutely i ambiguity as to...

Adults

Maniac 1934 Poster

DARING XPOS OF NEW YORK'S WOMAN R CK TS HIDDEN SIDELIGHTS OF A 6R ALCITY Gambling With Souls The Vice Racket 1936 US 60 x 40 in. 152 x 102 cm Board Display Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection Maniac Sex Maniac 1934 US 60 x40 in. 152 x 102 cm Board Display Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection

Girls

V,, Helen Walter-Ross Efctt-ta Maiow-MtB. Met AUBREY W1SBE8G a JACK Pt lEXFEN m E.A.OUPO.NT Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection MARA CORDAY Mj LIT A MILAN BARBARA BOSTOCKc MARK RICHMAN Directed by PAUL HENREID Screenplay by ALAN FRIEDMAN, DOROTHY RAISON and ALLEN RIVKIN Produced by HARRY RYBNICK and RICHARD KAY Associate Producer EDWARD B. BARISON A UNIVERSAL-INTERNATIONAL RELEASE Many B-movies were directed by ex-Hollywood men who shifted to low-budget projects out of financial necessity....

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Film Posters Adult

' gt ii v. ' .rf r cvart tl.1 Produced and Directed by RUSS MEYER. Starring Stephen Oliver, with HAJI, Alex Rocco. Holle K. Winters. Joseph Cellini, Thomas Scott. Sharon Lee, Coleman Francis. Steve Masters. Arshalouis Aivaiian. F. Rufus Owens. E. E. Meyer. George Costello. Richard Brummer. By the mid-60s, with so many of l imitators churning out endless variati lt on the same theme, the box office pulling power of the 'nudie cutie' b to decline. It was at this point that Mi started adding...

Pamgrier Foxy Brown

Foxy's in town, so gather 'round and watch a real shake down. 'Cause she's got drive and that ain't jive. She don't bother to bring 'em back alive Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection Barbarella was classic exploitation but on a bigger budget. The themes of space travel and societies of the future were just an excuse to indulge in plentiful nudity and sex in the fun-filled 60s. The British poster campaign reflects the sexual revolution that was a major feature of the decade. Indeed, the...

Elliot Forbes

THE SECRETS OF SENSIBLE SEX NO ONE UNDER HIGH SCHOOL AGE Admitted Unless Accompanied By Parents EVERYTHING SHOWN EVERYTHING EXPLAINED Mom And Dad 1945 US 41x27 in. 104 x69 cm Mom And Dad was the most successful cla exploitation film ever made. It played for 231 years, was involved in over 400 court proceedings and grossed over 100 million. The genius behind this tour de force was Kroger Babb 1906-1980 . With a carnival background, Babb was a natural huckster an he used every trick available...

Reefer Madness Poster

Reefer Madness Poster

Tony Nourmand and Graham Marsh have focused previous books in their series on film poster art on well-defined, discrete genres the science fiction film, horror movies, the thriller as practiced by Alfred Hitchcock. The exploitation film is something else. Whereas classical genres like the western or the detective film depend on a base collection of stock characters, themes and situations, exploitation films can, and do, draw on a range of subjects as wide as fiction itself, from the innocent...