The Voord

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  1. New in today . . . 'Manche Mogens Prall' (aka, 'C.O.D.'), 1981, unused German movie poster painting, artist unknown. I bought this last week on the 'Original Movie Art & Marketplace' FB group I run. I did a 'For Sale' week and this original painting was offered for sale at Euro 100 (around $120 or so). Bit of a no-brainer at that price, so I pulled the trigger on a purchase. "Albert Zack is a struggling, bumbling, advertising salesman hired to save the Beaver Bra Company from impending doom. He is charged with signing five specific, world-famous, busty woman as endorsers for the bra line. Silly antics and situations occur as he tries, mostly in various costumes, to get close enough to these women to make his pitch for their signature. Working against him are two board members who stand to gain if the company fails. As he circles the globe in search of these signatures, he is faced with a variety of challenges, one of which is a relationship with his own secretary."
  2. Is that Frank Zappa putting in a guest appearance in the second example?
  3. That's kind of interesting. The one piece I sold was very early on Saturday. I quickly received a message offering me $2,250 for a painting I'd listed at $3,000. The would-be buyer told me that the art was intended as a gift for a friend's wife. I replied thanking the person for the interest but said that it was a little too early in the day to be agreeing to 25% discounts. A short while later another buyer came along offering me full asking price. I reported back to the first enquirer saying that the painting had now sold and was no longer available . . . and I got a, "Let me know if the other person backs out" reply.
  4. You provide an outstanding resource for OA collectors and I appreciate your transparency. Terry Doyle (premium member)
  5. I made a $3,000 sale and had a request to consign one of my high-ticket items from and with an auction house. Today I made a $4,500 private sale via the Movie Art FB group I run and turned down an additional $8,500 offer on another Movie Poster painting I wasn't looking to sell. It was a good weekend . . . not every shop sells its entire stock in one single day!
  6. Tom-ar-toe or Tom-ay-toe? Pot ar-toe or Pot-ay-toe? To be or not to be?
  7. This thread is probably better suited to the OA Marketplace, no? Just a gentle heads-up . . . I otherwise couldn't give a (brown, smelly stuff)
  8. I'm doing a booth: Terry Doyle's CAFS booth - Comic Art For Sale Some 1950s & 1960s vintage comic book covers . . . Some Movie Poster original paintings . . . A couple of Dr Who paintings . . . A Magic the Gathering oil painting . . . Three interior pages from the very first issue of Space Family Robinson (Lost in Space), 1962 . . .
  9. I started collecting comic-art in 1982 (comic-books from the early 60s). The Grape Ape steered me towards one of the few remaining things in comic-book art I was actively seeking late last year . . . thanks again, Mike but my collecting focus these past few years has been towards movie poster original paintings. I was a fan of movies from about the same time I was a fan of comic-books and was always fascinated by good poster designs, so maybe it's a natural progression for me. I was always a big Ray Harryhausen fan from a very young age and now I own the original painting to a key RH movie. For me, few things can compete with such a prize.:
  10. Reminds me of Bok from the 1970s Dr Who story, 'The Daemons'.
  11. It's just a page, why obsess over such things?
  12. I'm going to end my contributions to this thread on a different kind of Horror . . . . the Horror of War! Renato Fratini's UK movie poster painting for the 1963 anti-war film, THE VICTORS. This artwork has seen me issued with a few warnings and a temporary ban on these forums this past year . . . despite someone else posting an artwork showing full penetrative sex elsewhere. Not sure if this contribution will stay put and it may well result in me getting another warning from the mod who seems oblivious to the fact that this was showcased on front of house cinema displays around the UK in 1963 . . . but wants to act as the arbiter of good taste (no doubt egged-on by someone here with a personal axe to grind . . . . Conspracy-Theory-Guy? . . . who wants to use moderation as a sword, not a shield). Oh, well another warning and/or ban on the way
  13. GALAXY HORROR (Italian release of the British 1969 movie, THE BODY STEALERS). “Produced by Britain's Trigon Pictures, The Body Stealers (1969) stars Patrick Allen as Bob Megan, an investigator called in to solve a bizarre mystery: During training courses, British parachutists are disappearing in a strange red mist, leaving no trace. Even more mysterious is the fact that they later turn up, with their bodies filled with lethal doses of radiation. Megan, aided by Jim Radford (Neil Connery, brother of Sean Connery), begins an investigation, which uncovers an unearthly beauty Lorna Wilde who somehow is incapable of being photographed. Eventually, Megan and Radford discover that the parachutists are being kidnapped by aliens from the planet Mygon, who use the men to try to impregnate Mygonian women, thereby saving their dying civilization. Unfortunately, a side effect of this plan seems to be the irradiation of the earthlings. Megan exposes and foils the alien plan, but he also decides to lead an effort to discover a way of saving their race from extinction.”With an image size of approximately 17” x 13”, this was an Italian re-designed poster artwork that differs significantly to the (rather sedate) original UK quad poster version.Re-named GALAXY HORROR for its Italian release, the resulting advertising art dramatically enlivens what is basically a low-budget British science-fiction/Horror thriller that is both short on excitement and special effects. As such, the movie short-changed cinema-going audiences captivated by a poster image that is basically a cheat and had very little to do with the movie it was seeking to promote!
  14. Some monster fish in the second movie image of this double-bill movie poster painting by Tom Chantrell for INGLORIOUS BAST**DS/BARRACUDA (1978):
  15. THE VIDEO DEAD (1987) . . . recent German Blu-Ray sleeve artwork by Adrian Keindorf.
  16. Vic Fair prototype artwork for THE SHOUT (1978).THE SHOUT is a 1978 British horror film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, based on a short story by Robert Graves that was adapted for the screen by Michael Austin. The film was the first to be produced by Jeremy Thomas under his Recorded Picture Company banner.Crossley (Alan Bates), a mysterious travelling man who invades the lives of a young couple, Rachel and Anthony Field (Susannah York and John Hurt). Anthony is a composer, who experiments with sound effects and various electronic sources in his secluded Devon studio. The couple provides hospitality to Crossley, but his intentions are gradually revealed as more sinister. He claims he has learned from an Aboriginal shaman how to produce a "terror shout" that can kill anyone who hears it unprotected.The North Devon coastline, specifically Saunton Sands and Braunton Burrows, was used for the bulk of the location shooting. The church of St Peter in Westleigh Bideford used in church scenesProducer Jeremy Thomas later remembered his experience making the film:"Because I had a great director, and a quality piece of literature I managed to get a wonderful cast such as John Hurt and Alan Bates. Skolimowski had a sense of shooting style then, this was the second director who I had worked closely with, and it was fascinating watching Skolimowski work. He came from a Polish tradition, the Wajda Film School, he had a different background to other directors I had been working with in the cutting rooms or elsewhere. And it made the film much more creative to me. I saw it more as an artistic endeavour by him.The film went to Cannes and won the Grand Prix de Jury. We were incredibly lucky and the film was appreciated by the jury. It was a very small festival then, nothing like the Cannes Film Festival of today, it was a small event in a cinema of 800 people or so."The film's soundtrack is by Michael Rutherford and Tony Banks of the rock band Genesis. The central theme "From the Undertow" features on Banks's album A Curious Feeling.
  17. I met Scott, briefly, in Los Angeles, something like five years ago. I was making one of my rare excursions from the UK to the USA with my family for a fortnight's trip. My wife and daughter got pushed in another direction for the day and I met up with my pal Lloyd Braddy, who'd kindly offered to drive me to Vasquez Rocks in the morning for some sightseeing and in the afternoon headed on down to the Jack Kirby Exhibition at one of the universities where a live panel was taking place. Briefly hooked-up with boardie Aaron Noble to deliver a piece of purchased art, then had a quick few words with Scott prior to attending the panel discussion. Scott was in attendance to launch a new Kirby book that tied into the exhibition and Lloyd introduced me to him. Very pleasant guy. Glen Gold, another boardie, was sat immediately behind me during the live panel discussion . . so I got to see a few people who frequent the forums
  18. Tom Chantrell double-bill Horror movie poster painting. Chantrell was more famous for his series of Horror posters for Hammer films during the 1960s and early 1970s. Interestingly, Chantrell ‘borrows’ the image of the cowering woman for WHISPERS OF FEAR pretty much as she appeared in his earlier painting for FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN (1967)
  19. Revised artwork, by Tom Chantrell, of the American 1965 cinema release movie poster painting by Reynold Brown for DIE, MONSTER, DIE!, using a high-quality copy of Brown's artwork as its basis.For the UK release, a year later, the movie was re-titled, MONSTER OF TERROR, and was double-billed with THE HAUNTED PALACE.Chantrell directly used the copy of Reynold Brown's artwork, re-painting parts of it to modify the image for the UK release. I'd roughly estimate Chantrell's re-painting at around 35% of the overall image.For whatever reason, the MONSTER OF TERROR half of the double-bill poster artwork was later removed from the overall painting and, at some stage, the revised artwork was badly folded - in the process losing parts of the pasted-up title and production credits.