The Man With the Golden Arm 1955
The Man With the Golden Arm (United Artists, 1955)One Sheet Linen Backed (27" X 41")Famous Saul Bass ArtworkOne of the films that brought down the MPAA Production Code, this examination of drug addiction starring Frank Sinatra is every bit as chilling as when it first came out. Within a year of the release of this film, the Code was amended to allow such topics as abortion, prostitution and drugs.Saul Bass's brilliant design set a new standard for movie posters during the 1950s. He was the first person to realize that the title sequences in films could be an art form unto themselves and could also contribute to the story. After designing the title sequences, his work was sometimes used to design the poster as well. In this case, Bass's design depicts the stylistic and broken arm of a heroin junkie. This was a taboo topic during the 1950s and caused quite a sensation when the film was released. Without a doubt, this was a groundbreaking design in the world of posters and is highly prized by collectors.This poster has been professionally linen backed and is ready to frame. The photo above is of the actual item you will receive. Please see for condition. This poster is in C9 Near Mint condition. Restoration has addressed minor fold wear, handling, pinholes, etc.