Longest Day

1962 UK quad 40x30" (102x76cm)

Artist: Chantrell, Tom (1916-2001)

Grade: Fine


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Poster title: Longest Day

Artist: Chantrell, Tom (1916-2001)

Poster Year: 1962

Poster Origin: UK

Size: quad  40x30"  (102x76cm)

Style: advance

Film title: Longest Day

Film Year: 1962

Film Origin: USA

Film Directors: Ken Annakin Andrew Marton Bernhard Wicki Gerd Oswald Darryl F. Zanuck

Film Actors: Eddie AlbertPaul AnkaArlettyJean-Louis Barrault

Film Genres: Action| Drama| History

Film Plot: The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Categories: Bold ColorsWarFilm

Keywords: 1960sall-star castblueboatgunhelmetmachine gunorangewater

Restoration: Linen-backed

Grade: C6  Fine. Folded, single-sided. Prior to linen-backing this poster had many pin holes in the corners and in the black background, and several edge chips that did not extend into the artwork. Expert restoration has addressed all of these flaws and the poster now appears very fine to near mint.

Framing: List prices are for posters only. Please inquire to discuss framing options.

Price: $1,250

While technically an American production, this film was truly an international effort — with the three directors hailing from England, Hungary and Germany and an all-star cast with top actors from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and France all speaking in their respective languages. Shot on location throughout Europe, The Longest Day chronicles the Normandy landings on D-Day, June 6, 1944 during World War II. Shot in black and white after most films had long embraced color, with a budget of $10 million dollars it was the most expensive black-and-white film ever made until Schindler’s List was released in 1993.

This incredible poster by Chantrell shows the D-Day invasion at Normandy unfolding from the ominous vantage point of German soldiers lying in wait in a machine gun pillbox. This poster also incorporates the empty-helmut-on-the-beach artwork from the American poster campaign and from the films title sequence. This poster is an extremely rare advance poster without the extensive cast list that appears on the regular UK quad. I have never seen another copy of this advance poster!

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