YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN 7-Sheet Movie Poster 1974 ONLY KNOWN TO EXIST! ARTIST SAVED
BEST OF THE BEST! ARTIST PROOF WITH PROVENANCE! FROM THE PRESTIGIOUS JOHN ALVIN ARTIST OWNED COLLECTION! Up for sale is a one of the most important and RAREST Movie Posters of all time – An ORIGINAL 1974 Young Frankenstein 7-Sheet (91×84 inches) Out-Of- Home Movie Poster!!! THE ONLY KNOWN ORIGINAL. It really doesn’t get any rarer, MORE important, or, nicer than this one. Many consider the movie Young Frankenstein to be the greatest comedy ever made. Certainly, it’s the best parody. I think it’s even funnier than the Marx Brothers A Night At The Opera, which is pretty darn funny. In fact, this poster is even RARER (less originals known) than the original one-sheet poster for the 1935 Marx Brother’s film. Heck, I happen to know it’s even scarcer than the original 1931 printed Frankenstein one-sheets. This is an actual 1-of-a-kind poster, as it’s the single only one that is known to exist. Additionally, it has an amazing lineage; the famous poster artist that rendered this image, John Alvin, originally owned it. See photo # 3, which shows 1999 letter of appreciation and provenance Alvin gave me. It’s unlikely that any other original 7-sheet posters exist on this title. I did extensive research on the 7-sheet format size.. I found out that this poster was printed by a special silkscreen process used for short print runs as tiny as 3 individual posters. 7-sheet posters were made to be pasted up and not saved and were used outdoors – they were NOT sent to the movie theaters. 7-sheet, or Seven Sheet, is an out-of-home poster format. Means outdoor print advertising: billboards, kiosks, sun shelters, etc. Also includes other venues accessible to the public: malls, airports, transit systems, supermarkets, toy stores, etc. Distribution, format and sizes of out-of-home movie posters are separate from those displayed at theaters. The out-of-home media industry requires studios to rent display space whereas movie theaters do not. Seven-sheets were used in urban neighborhoods. This rare seven-sheet format is often confused with theatrical six-sheets. Intended for domestic use. John Alvin is considered. Most important contemporary poster artist. He’s responsible for creating some of the most memorable posters of all time such as the Walt Disney classics Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. On in his career, he rendered images on Phantom of the Paradise and dozens of other classics, including “The Holy Grail” of Star Wars posters – The famous John Williams Concert Poster. His work has been displayed at the. And feature stories on his art have appeared in the Los Angles Times and The Daily News. I’ve posted reformatted digitized versions of two feature story newspaper articles John Alvin gave me when I bought his collection of his Artist Proofs. They give GREAT information about him and his artwork. They were both published in the mid 1990s at the peak of his career. Check them out in the picture section of this listing. This is clearly one of the elite movie posters of all time! This poster was originally printed in 4 sections and has been professionally linen-mounted to present in one piece. Is an accepted form of poster preservation by the Library of Congress and every Museum in the country. A lot of advanced poster buyers request and prefer linen-mounted posters because it makes framing and displaying the posters much easier – ESPECIALLY on sectional posters like this. It’s the only practical way of displaying them. Also, the backing makes the poster much safer to handle – it GREATLY reduces the risk of damaging the original. This is ready for display! Frankenstein & story Mel Brooks… Director & screenplay Gene Wilder… The Monster Marty Feldman… Frau Blücher Teri Garr… Inspector Kemp Richard Haydn… Herr Falkstein Liam Dunn… Medical Student Oscar Beregi Jr. Sadistic Jailor Arthur Malet… Village Elder Anne Beesley… Little Girl Monte Landis… A Villager Johnny Dennis… Orderly in Frankenstein’s class Rick Norman… A Villager Rolfe Sedan… Train conductor Terence Pushman… A Villager Randolph Dobbs… Third Villager (Joe) Norbert Schiller… Emcee at Frankenstein’s show Pat O’Hara… A Villager Michael Fox… Helga’s Father Lidia Kristen… Helga’s Mother Madeline Kahn… Kemp’s Aide Gene Hackman… Herr Waldman John Carradine… Beaufort Frankenstein Ian Abercrombie… Second villager Mel Brooks… Werewolf / Cat Hit by Dart / Victor Frankenstein Lou Cutell… Frightened villager Berry Kroeger… First Village Elder Jeff Maxwell… It can crash regardless of any decision you make and can even crash regardless of any decision made by the company related to the stock – Leaving you with a near worthless piece of paper that won’t inspire anyone! The magnificence of art and historic documents have an inherent value that relates to civilization and society. This poster is definitely. Please write with any questions. If you’re in the market for top quality original vintage movie posters or Star Wars, then please. Announced today that renowned movie poster artist, John Alvin, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 6th. Considered the pre-eminent movie campaign artist of the past 35 years, Alvin’s career began in 1974 with his creation of the iconic movie poster for Mel Brook’s “Blazing Saddles”. He most recently contributed design ideas for the campaign for Disney Studio’s Enchanted. In a career that encompassed multiple projects for such directors as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Blake Edwards, Mel Brooks and Ridley Scott, Alvin was considered by many studios as the go-to artist for movie poster and campaign art. John Alvin said that his work “created the promise of a great experience” and in that he never failed. Alvin and his wife, Andrea, had recently relocated to New York’s Hudson Valley from Los Angeles in order to be closer to their daughter and only child, Farah, a Broadway actress. John Alvin said that as a child he eagerly anticipated the arrival of the Sunday paper so that he could peruse the ads for the new movies playing at the local theaters. He was enamored with the magic of film at an early age and would create art inspired largely by his love of film. That passion led him to the Art Center College of Design where he met his wife, Andrea (also a student at Art Center) from which he graduated in the early 1970s. His big break came with the job to create the movie poster for Mel Brook’s “Blazing Saddles” in 1974. This campaign led to Alvin creating the images for numerous other Brook’s films including “Young Frankenstein”. His prominence in this medium was soon after established with his creation of the movie posters for Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner, ” Steven Spielberg’s E. The Extra-Terrestrial” and Blake Edward’s “Victor/Victoria. Not only did Alvin create the movie posters for those particular films, but he also created many subsequent iconic film posters. In all, Alvin created the posters for over 135 movies in a 35 year career. He is considered to be an innovator in this genre. Alvin’s work is currently represented in several art galleries nationwide where his original paintings, drawings and limited edition fine art reproductions are displayed. In his recent work, he continued to create iconic images for contemporary films like the Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean series. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Food Bank Association of New York State or to your local Food Bank Association. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States\1970-79″. The seller is “mrs.miniver” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Size: 7-sheet Approx 84×91 inches
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Movie: Young Frankenstein
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Object Type: Poster
- Industry: Movies