Brilliant, rare ‘Dr. Strangelove’ poster from 1963.
Here’s the backstory: “A year before Kubrick’s ‘Dr. Strangelove’ got its world premiere in 1964, Columbia sent this promotional piece out to try to stir up interest in this new film. Although the note is dated March 4, 1963, and the poster clearly states ‘NOW FILMING FOR SUMMER RELEASE THRU COLUMBIA PICTURES,’ in fact both the production and the post-production, as was typical for its director, took longer than anticipated, and the premiere of the film was in January of 1964. This unusual piece illustrates a teaser campaign which Columbia was planning for the film. It is, of course, entirely different from the famous Toni Ungerer artwork which was selected for the 1964 theatrical posters. In fact, I have never seen or previously heard of this poster anywhere, and I believe it to be an extremely rare piece.” —WalterFilm
Thanks to Tim Pelan
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