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the intimate embraces of lovemaking's most provocative acts Although also a female filmmaker in the 60s, the work of Doris Wishman (1912-2002) was worlds away, in term of both content and style, from that of Shirley Clarke. Wishman, who made over thirty exploitation films over the course of her career, helped pioneer tf 'roughie' genre. The plots were crazy and far-fetched, the budgets nonexistent and the acting minimal but Wishman's films were a hit in an industry where none of these things...

Rated M Bv An Xx Allwh Itc Jury

Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song (1971) Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection Civil unrest was rife in the 70s and, despite the legal triumphs of the Civil I Rights Movement in the 60s, black Americans still faced racism in all aspect* of their daily lives. It was against this backdrop that independent filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles decided to reclaim I some power and took it upon himself to write, direct and star in Sweef Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song. With its righteous anger against white,...

Americana Entertainment Association

The Weird World Of LSD (1967) US 36 x 25 in. (91 x 64 cm) (Style A) Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection The Weird World Of LSD (1967) US 36 x 25 in. (91 x 64 cm) (Style B) Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection 1943. LSD is synthesized for the first time by Swiss scientist Albert Hoffman. LSD was the drug de jour in the 60s and played a major role in the counterculture movement of the decade. Very little was known about the drug at first, a point that the exploitation industry was quick...

Chainedlife

The only FEMALE SIAMESE TWINS ever bom . . . and only the 3rd set of < twin in over 3000 year The only FEMALE SIAMESE TWINS ever bom . . . and only the 3rd set of < twin in over 3000 year BOTH GIRLS MAD SE PA H ATE lVf)y BOTH GIRLS MAD SE PA H ATE lVf)y Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection Human oddities and deformities have always fascinated certain sections of the public and the film industry soon found an opportunity to exploit this morbid interest. Released in 1932, Tod Browning's...

Corvdoil

PETER BRECK CONSTANCE TOWERS GE E EVAJ S JAMES BEST HARI RHODES jr MMUanJliR ' iflM BIOW-SS SW filis M wu 0 .r Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection The more sensational aspects of mental illness, like drugs, sex and violence, were meat and drink to the exploitation filmmakers and two films from the 60s explored the themes of sanity and madness. The sensationalist poster for Shock Corridor belies a surprisingly sophisticated film. Dismissed at the time as trash, it was a key factor in...

Elect Attractions

Vice and prostitution films like City Of Missing Girls and What Price Innocencet provided exploitation producers with plenty of opportunity to show nudity anc sex. But in doing so they had to pay due regard to the powers of censors and loce police. They therefore often travelled with several versions of the same film. Ir a state with strict laws, or when trying to get a film passed by the Production Code modest, innuendo-free, 'cold' version of their film, leaving the so-called 'hot' coast was...

Exploitation

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Ouanga (The Love Wanga) (1936) US 41 x 27 in. (104 x69 cm) Forbidden Adventure had been entitled Angkor until renamed by Dwain Esper in a bid to appeal to a wider audience. It tells the story of a group of explorers who set off in search of the lost city of Angkor in Cambodia. With its inevitable melange of love-crazed gorillas and topless women, the film follows the typical jungle-epic formula. Forbidden Adventure was concocted by combining old footage of a Harvard expedition with added scenes...

Giant Dope Raid

BIOCiST HAUL NETS S500.000 IN NARCOTICS Juvenile delinquency was not an exclusively male phenomenon and the 50s saw a wave of films that featured 'bad girls'. These depicted the usual mix of teen rebellion, lawlessness and sex, but with reckless females as the protagonists. From the 'shock by shock' confessions of the Sorority Girl to the 'jailbait' Runaway Daughters, the exploitation industry emphasized the perils of letting bad girls out on the loose. MARLA ANNA JOHN LANCE ADELE ENGLISH -...

Hoagy Carmichael

JUANO HERNANDEZ pwouceoBY JERRY WALD DIRECTED 8V MICHAEL CURTIZ . scale PtAY BY CAFU TOREMAH AW 60MJ-S3 H NORTH . --- . Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection S * * V Ix s f 1 (mW is 68 From the late 50s up until 1967, Seijun Suzuki (b. 1923) directed run-of-the-mill genre films for the Japanese Nikkatsu Studios. During this period he made some forty pictures and developed a reputation as a unique and disruptive voice in Japanese cinema. In the 60s. he used themes of ultra-violence that...

Hot

Ernte Mm fittarf h fccdd t, lip i Vim n ti CHARLES BUDDY ROGERS LOU RUSOFF LEW LANDERS LOU RUSOFF A JAMES H. NICHOLSON and SAMUEL Z. ARKOFF PRODUCTION An AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL Picture Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection Hot Rod films were made on low budgets and featured unknown acton for it was the car, not the plot or the characters, that was the centrepiece c the show. The genre continued to develop well into the 60s and 70s anc spawned cult classics such as Easy R and Two Lane...

Ida Lu Pi No Production

Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection Young Man With A Horn is a fairly tame love story from Warner Brothers yet the title and tagline were engineered to arouse maximum interest. A little too risqu for British censors, the tagline was discarded and the title changed to Young Man Of Music for the film's UK release. FROM THE BLAZING lltT-SUUR, A PICTURE WITH A WALLOP FROM WARNER BROS.

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1,000 i.ove Childrer Born Here Yearly Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection Some people fcol that the facts obout this taboo subject ihosld be huhed upl Yel countless THOUSANDS of Imagers live the story of unwed love etoif year I The gripping motioa picture, UNWID M0TH(R is based on actual case histories of the girls who poy tho price for oie mistake Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection The release of Unwed Mother by big-name studio Allied Artists in 1958 was significant in that it...

Info

Heroin (Heroina) (1968) Polish 33 x 23 in. (84 x 58 cm) Art by Andrzej Krajewski Courtesy of the Tomoaki 'Nigo' Nagao Collection Based on the play The Addicts, Way Out is the story of a group of youngsters who find their way out of drug addiction through turning to Christ. Directed by a Congregational Minister, Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., the film carries a strong Christian message and was made primarily for use as an evangelistic tool. Yeaworth is better known for his science fiction films,...

Internatioj

She Shoulda Said No (The Devil's Weed Wild Weed) (1949) Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection Starring Lila Leeds, She Shoulda Said No (also known as The Devil's Weed) is based on the real-life drug bust the actress experienced with Robert Mitchum. The misdemeanour resulted in Leeds spending time in prison and MGM hastily ending her contract. Her career seemed to be finished for good until exploitation mogul Kroger Babb hired her for The Devil's Weed. Whilst touring with the film, Leeds did...

Jack Nicholsonroger Corman

Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection Released in 1968, The Trip provides a stark contrast to the scare-mongering sensationalism of The Weird World Of LSD. Written by Jack Nicholson, it is, in effect, an 85-minute LSD trip. Director Roger Corman reportedly took acid in order to research the subject. The film was instantly condemned for trying to exploit the LSD phenomenon and for what was, some claimed, its pro-drug stance. A year after The Trip was released, the Production Code ceased to...

Leigh Snowden Richard Hartunian

WRIGHT KING JOEY FORMAN BRETT HAISEY P oducod by NORMAN T. HERMAN Directed by LESLIE H. MARTINSON Written by MEYER DOLINSKY Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection Made in 1944, Teen Age is one of the terms 'teen-age' or 'teenager' outside specialist literature. Although it had first been coined by a sociologist in j usage until the mid 40s. In the April 1945 issue of American Speech it was Britannica still identified 'teenager' as The origin of the word 'teen' itself century, when it meant...

Missing From The Mainstream

Films and their associated poster art always provide us with an interesting window into the past and this is particularly true of the exploitation genre - few things tell us as much about the lives of earlier generations as their secret fears and taboos. When we were sifting through options for this book, we were struck by just how much times have changed. Describing marijuana as the 'smoke of hell' or teenagers as 'heedless youth speeding through life with the throttle wide open' sounds...

Monogram Picture

Tomorrow's Children (1934) US 41x27 in. (104 x69 cm) Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection 'It is better for the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind.' (Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., after passing the first-ever sentence of sterilization on a woman in 1907.) Two more 'guilty parent' exploitation flicks of the 30s were...

Mpton Internai Ilms Limited

For over forty years, James Bond has proved to be a phenomenal success. Spoofs like Bonditis and Carry On Spying have ridden on the back of this, exploiting the sub-genre for all its earning potential. Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection The British poster for Carry On Spying was designed by the prolific Tom William Chantrell (1916-2001). Chantrell, who created the imagery for many horror posters, was also known for his characteristic depiction of sexuality. His style was perfect for the...

Mr Alexander Leeds

Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection ourtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection The Mondo Cane series of films is racist, violent and shocking, with few, if any, redeeming features. Yet, as is the case with many exploitation titles, the remain interesting period pieces that give us a valuable insight into the standards and morals of yesteryear. The Mondo Cane series was also significant in creating the 'voyeur' cinematic genre and spawned an endless stream of imitators. A huge hit at...

Murder

Hot cars, hot girls, hot music and glowering, independent teens were the key ingredients of the sub-genre of 'Hot Rod' films that emerged during the 50s. By the middle of the decade, Hot Rod movies were being made at a rate of about one a week and they played to drive-in audiences. Dragstrip Riot 1958) US 41 * 27 in. (104 x69 cm) Courtesy of the Haldane Collection

Naturama

With JAMES KEVIN TOM GILSON KEN LYNCH EMLEN DAVIES Produced by SIDNEY PICKER Directed by WILLIAM WITNEY The makers of 50s exploitation and 'B' movies conveniently simplified the Beat delinquents, under the general heading of rebellious teenagers. Teenage rebels, everything middle America held dear - especially its daughters. Often the focus of such films was the age-old 'good girl promising young women turn into 'wild gals' under the influence of the rock 'n' Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand...

Passed For White

The taboo subject that has been talked about but never before so frankly revealed.' < Pat Miction Isabelle Cooley Lon BaPantyne (HDH AlMt Wi ai W MXU M 4n ALIIEO ARTISTS P-Cfcre I Passed For White 11960) US 41 x 27 in. (104 x 69 cm) The Civil Rights Movement was the defining issue of American domestic politics in the 60s and exploitation filmmakers were ready, as ever, to capitalize on a debate that led to social tension and confusion. With titles like I Passed For...

Phil Warren

Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection le most startling revelesdiorx ever filmed Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection The exploitation industry had existed from the early 20s, but it flourished under the Hays Code. Before 50 'B' movies, 60s sexploitation and 70s blaxploitation, exploitation was a very different, and much cruder affair. Indeed, the 'industry' was little more than a small group of savvy businessmen who became independent filmmakers...

Production

In pre-20s Hollywood, little effort was made to impose restrictions upon either the content of films or the ways in whicl they were advertised. Although censors existed, it had very little influence when set against the power of the major studi Later, during the 20s and early 30s, the industry came under increasing pressur from both the churches and political leaders who were eager to rein in a Hollywood which they considered to be setting the country an appalling exampl with its debauchery and...

Shicvi

Out< rardiy a ecaplotsly norn l personality. Ho *v*r. subject ia unscntrollabiy pronlacuoua. continually seeXlng the coupon- of nor. to ar. abncrnni dogrec. Una no , of lierai values. Brilliant .laaxpnpar reporter, b ic'nalor. Surfars Kalluoir - Lona .hot his atrlpteaaer aaeothonrt la hla abater. Caca Into frer.sy at any remnlte advanoea aha 7 IK lP V ne* . Yet haa at'.ackod nan Sfe HH' '-tanpt affaira vlth har. * I'1 Dlognoalai Erotle d*rantla Case History < 3...

The

MOST SENSATIONAL PICTURE ETER FILMED The film that started the 30s cycle of jungle epics was Ingagi. Made in 1930, it combined film shot in Los Angeles Zoo with old expedition footage. Ingagi was presented as a simple ethnographic documentary and ran into controversy after the publication of accusations that scenes had been faked. Incredibly, many people believed that this tale, which involved a gorilla having sex with indigenous women and which featured hitherto unknown jungle creatures, was...

The Personal Story Behind A Sex Surveyfrom The Controversial Best Selling Novel

EFRBIIMIBU SHELIfY WINTERS JANE FONDA CUE BLOOM GLYNISJOHNS RAY DION If HARDIN ANDREW DUGGAN to * r. * me mua * RtCKlRO 0. ZAVOCX 0,fMa*i iwyotCOOPER DON u.MAKKIEWTCZ TECHNICOLOR from WARNER BROS. No one under 16 will be admitted unless accompanied by an adult. I The Chapman Report (1962) US 41 x 27 in. (104 x69 cm) Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection Behind the Teats and Tinsel of a Monster Midway Something Barbaric Occurs on the Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection Courtesy of the...

Ton gray

Confessions Of A Model, Models, Inc. and Secrets Of A Model all tell similar tales of an innocent girl selling herself for some much-needed cash. The links between modelling and prostitution are clearly implied these girls are prepared to compromise their morals indiscriminately in order to make it to the top. The subject matter ensured strong audience appeal, and today's unforgiving tabloid coverage of the underbelly of celebrity life suggests that the public remains as fascinated as ever by...

Too

SHflfll EUBANK CHARLES NAPIER USCH OIGARO CHARLES PITTS HAJI HENRY ROMANO WRITTEN, FHJTCGRfl a EDfTED, 0 STY HARTBURG SHARON KELLY JOHN LA ZAR STUART LANCASTER 'BIS JAOCPROWW PfiCOUODSDRECTH) WRUSS MEYER CtBORAH MCSURE GLENN DWDN GARTH PUS8JRY JON LAWRENCE F. RUFUS OWENS EXECUTIVE FfOXJCER - A. JAMES WAN AN RM FILMS, INTERNATIONAL PROOUCTKW Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection

Violent Youth

KIDS ON CLANDESTINE PARTIES FROM LIQUOR TO NARCOTICS-BEGINNING OF THE END Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection SUSAN CABOT DICK MILLER BARBOURA O'NEILL 'JUNE KENNY BARBARA CRANE FAY BAKER Screenplay by LEO LIEBERMAN Produced and Directed by ROGER CORMAN AN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL PICTURE Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection

World

It was the illustrious Martin Scorsese who was originally hired to direct The Honeymoon Killers. This would have been his first major project but, fatefull Scorsese was replaced by Leonard Kastle (b. 1929). The Honeymoon Killei was Kastle's first foray into the world c directing and it was to be his last. He had initially intended the film to be called Dear Martha, but was overruled by producers who wanted a title with greater exploitability. Played to the music of Gustav Mahler, the film is...

Liz Renay Mink Stole Susan Lowe Edith Massey Mary Vivian Pearce Jean Hill

Prodotto e diretto da JOHN WATERS per la NEW LINE CINEMA colore della TELECOLOR adattamento e tlialonhi in italiano dl LIDIA RAVERA adattamento e tlialonhi in italiano dl Desperate Living (Punk Story) (1977 Italian 55 x 39 in. (140 x 99 cm) Art by Tino Avelli Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection The innocent field of animation seems far removed from the world of exploitation, yet as early as the 20s Hollywood was adding a sexual element to cartoons in a bid to attract larger audiences, as...

Mom

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

A group established to advance tl and gritty record of life in Harlem J It was the first independent film to (b. 1941) it detailed a man's descenl Courtesy of the Tony Nourmand Collection Courtesy of the Simon Tapson Collection MOSTIST PRODUCTIONS, INC. pr** n > MOSTIST PRODUCTIONS, INC. pr** n >

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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

Original Screen Play By

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...

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...