This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1964 for the first release of The Carpetbaggers. The poster design is fantastic and very 1960`s.
The Carpetbaggers is a 1964 American drama film directed by Edward Dmytryk, based on the best-selling 1961 novel The Carpetbaggers by Harold Robbins. It stars George Peppard as Jonas Cord, a character based loosely on Howard Hughes, and Alan Ladd in his last role as Nevada Smith, a former western gunslinger turned actor. Carroll Baker, Martha Hyer, Bob Cummings, and Elizabeth Ashley also star.
The film is a landmark of the sexual revolution of the 1960s, venturing further than most films of the period with its heated sexual embraces, innuendo, and sadism between men and women, much like the novel, where "there is sex and/or sadism every 17 pages".
Filmed in 35mm Panavision, this was one of the first movies to be blown up to 70mm ("Panavision 70") for premiere screening. The Carpetbaggers was released in April 1964. Two years after this film, Steve McQueen played Ladd's character in a Western prequel titled Nevada Smith.
This poster is in very good condition. There is a tiny hole, this can be seen from the image of the back of the poster. Once framed this will barely be noticeable and the poster will look fantastic. Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is 57 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.