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Exploitation Poster Art (2005) - Dave Kehr, Tony Nourmand, Graham Marsh [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Horror Poster Art (2004) - Tony Nourmand, Graham Marsh [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Science Fiction Poster Art (2004) - Christopher Frayling, Tony Nourmand, Graham Marsh [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

X-Rated: Adult Movie Posters of the 60s and 70s (2004) - Tony Nourmand (Editor), Graham Marsh (Editor) [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

The Pleasure Machines (1967) - Ronald Víctor García
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Tony Nourmand is a co-owner of The Reel Poster Gallery and the co-author of the decade books ‘Film Posters of the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s’ and also ‘Hitchcock Poster Art‘. He is also the author of ‘The Official 007 Collection, James Bond Movie Posters’, which features the James Bond archive of Eon Productions. --http://www.reel-poster.com/index.html [Aug 2006]

The Reel Poster Gallery

The Reel Poster Gallery is an international gallery for original vintage movie posters. It was established in 1991 by co-owners Bruce Marchant and Tony Nourmand.

Exploitation Poster Art (2005) - Dave Kehr, Tony Nourmand, Graham Marsh

From the Publisher
Sex, drugs, delinquency, Black power, alternative culture and, of course, rock and roll: these are just a few of the themes which have attracted the attention of the cinema's bottom-feeders over the past eighty years. A few of the resulting films have become cult classics, but most were simply tacky - few would probably now want to sit through two hours of High School Hellcats (1958) or Hot Rod Rumble (1957). The posters produced to promote them, on the other hand, are wonderful period pieces that vividly evoke the social fears, temptations and taboos of bygone eras. Up until the introduction of the Hayes Code in 1934 Hollywood had few inhibitions; the poster for Girl Without a Room (1933), for example, left audiences in little doubt about how the young woman would find accommodation. Later in the decade, it became necessary to adopt the old tabloid trick of pretending that titillating content had a redeeming social message - thus the producers of Marijuana were obliged to present it as a warning about the dangers of drug addiction. In the 1950s, it was the Beats and juvenile delinquents who seemed to threaten middle-class values - and, of course, attracted middle-class kids to the drive-in screens. Then, in the 60s and 70s, came 'Blaxploitation' movies like Shaft, the first of Russ Meyer's mammary-obsessed epics, Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill, and even an animated sexploitation story, Fritz the Cat. The posters for these films, from Albert Vargas' venture into the genre (for Ladies They Talk About, 1933) to Alan Aldridge's photomontage for Warhol's Chelsea Girls (1966), are masterpieces of visual innuendo, offering, in most cases, far more that the movies actually delivered. [Aug 2006]

Horror Poster Art (2004) - Tony Nourmand, Graham Marsh

From the Publisher
This spectacular collection of posters, which spans eight decades of horror films, encompasses all the classics of the genre—from early silents like Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to contemporary blockbusters like The Silence of the Lambs. Within a broadly chronological framework, the films are grouped by category: Universal Studio’s uniquely rich output, the creations of Britain’s Hammer films, Japanese horror flicks, spoofs like American Werewolf in London, serial killer movies, and more. Here, too, are the directors remembered wholly or partly for their contributions to the genre, including Roman Polanski (Repulsion and Rosemary’s Baby) and Brian de Palma (Carrie). Horror, perhaps more than any other genre, offers the poster artist the opportunity to create an image that is both disturbing and memorable. The images in Horror Poster Art vividly demonstrate just how rich a tradition it is. Tony Nourmand is co–owner of the Reel Poster Gallery in London and a poster consultant to Christie’s; Graham Marsh is a designer and art director. Together, they have also produced the companion to this volume, Science Fiction Poster Art, as well as Film Posters of the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.

X-Rated: Adult Movie Posters of the 60s and 70s (2004)

This site is dedicated to the art of X-rated movie posters from the 1960s and 1970s. Considered by most to be the Golden Age of the pornographic movie, the period's rising production budgets generated a dramatic improvement in film quality and plot. Several all-time classics emerged. Deep Throat (1972), Behind The Green Door (1972), The Opening of Misty Beethoven (1976) and Debbie Does Dallas (1978) were among the many box-office hits – films even the critics admired. The success of two French-produced movies, Emmanuelle (1974) and The Story Of O (1975), also helped introduce the porno movie to the mass market.

Tony Nourmand and Bruce Marchant of The Reel Poster Gallery in London have compiled a collection of original X-rated movie posters. With their amusing images and taglines, they all have a kitsch appeal. However, a large number of the posters are actually very sleek and stylish. Even today, these designs provide a rich source of inspiration and reference for creatives and social scientists.

Over 150 poster images have been taken from this collection to form the basis of a new book, X-rated Adult Movie Posters of the 60s and 70s (Volume One). This title is available from September 2003 and is edited by Tony Nourmand and Graham Marsh. It is the first time that a book on X-rated movie posters has been published and only a couple of the images have ever been reproduced before.

For the experts, these posters provide a new and enlightening insight, not only into the sex industry, but also into the more liberal society of the 1960s and 1970s. For the rest of us, they simply serve to amuse and excite. --http://www.xratedcollection.com/index.html [Jul 2005]

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