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Picture Show: Classic Movie Posters from the TCM Archives

Picture Show: Classic Movie Posters from the TCM Archives


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  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • 168 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • Published: August 2003
  • ISBN-10: 0811841545
  • ISBN-13: 9780811841542

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Turner Classic Movies may be best known for running the timeless films we never tire of watching, but behind the scenes is another treasure few get to see: a vast archive of posters from more than seven decades of movie making, including the remarkable collections of the great studios RKO, MGM, and Warner Bros. 'Picture Show' gathers more than 150 of the most compelling and memorable examples for a scenic tour of Hollywood history and a dazzling compendium of graphic design excellence. From the great dramas such as 'Casablanca' to one of the most distinguished monster movies, 'King Kong,' to the legendary comedy of the 'Thin Man' series, these emblems of another era speak volumes about the evolution of film, design, and popular culture. Throughout, author Dianna Edwards elucidates the historical relevance and touches on the stunning tropes of the posters, peppered with juicy bits of star-powered gossip. Including a number of seldom-seen examples, 'Picture Show' is an introduction to great movies through their treasured posters. 'Picture Show' gathers 150 compelling and memorable movie posters for a scenic tour of Hollywood history and a dazzling compendium of graphic design excellence.
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