Ken Russell: “Twiggy ‘The boy friend”.


5y119 BOY FRIEND ItalUS teaser 1sh ’71 directed by Ken Russell.

An Original Vintage Theatrical Unfolded Teaser One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 26 3/4″ x 39″ [68 x 99 cm]).

Important Added Info: Please note that this is one of a series of special teaser one-sheets (note the complete lack of credits on the poster) printed in Italy for use in the U.S. (it reads “Printed in Italy – by Rotolitografica – Roma” on the back of the upper right corner). Also note that this poster measures 26 3/4″ x 39″ [68 x 99 cm], but it has not been trimmed.

It is that all of these one-sheets (which date from 1967 to 1973) were never folded, which is VERY UNUSUAL for pre-1980 posters. They were found together, and you likely could never find another example of these posters that were never folded. We are 100% certain they are authentic one-sheets that were printed between 1967 and 1973!

Condition:  very good. 

Ken Russel’s The Boy Friend, the 1971 Ken Russell English/U.S. “musical extravaganza” (“A Glittering Super Colossal Heart Warming Toe-Tapping Continuously Delightful Musical Extravaganza”; “EMI-MGM presents the return of entertainment”; “Fall in love with Twiggy in Ken Russell’s The Boy Friend”; “See the spirit of Ziegfield and Berkeley spring to life on the silverscreen.”; “See Ken Russell’s affectionate glimpse of the twenties.”; “See Twiggy take her first touching steps on the ladder to the stars.”; “Based on Sandy Wilson’s musical”; “Screenplay by Ken Russell”) starring Twiggy, Chris Gable (billed as “Christopher Gable”), Tommy Tune, Max Adrian, Bryan Pringle, Murray Melvin, Graham Armitage, Brian Murphy, and Antonia Ellis