Saturday, 21 November 2009

Diamonds Are Forever Poster

Promotional British advance double-crown poster that was released alongside the launch of "Diamonds Are Forever" in 1971, artist unknown. The woman in the illustration reminds me a bit of the Barbarella poster...

2 comments:

Greg Tanner said...

Oh, my GOD! My dad took me to see 'The Man With The Golden Gun' upon its release, in London's Leicester Square (1974?). In nearby touristy gift shop places they were selling these with your choice of name in the 'Starring' box. I pleaded with my dad and he succumbed. The shop guy made a hash of printing it so I got my one plus about five more spolied ones. These were my prized possessions, but sadly they're lost to the mists of time. I never dreamed I'd ever see one again! Thank you so much. I'm a bit misty-eyed at the memories now...

Not sure about the DAF publicity angle though. I'd love to find out more about this poster.

Miles said...

Sorry, but this isn't a promotional DAF poster - as the previous comment mentions. It's a poster for tourists to buy. You had your name printed in the space below "starring." I remember seeing them in all the London gift shops when I was a kid. And yes, they appeared around the time of DAF (hence all the visual half references to it - like the helicopter that looks like the moon buggy).

Desperately wanted one at the time, but couldn't afford it. Never gave up the search. Finally bought one on EBay last year in mint condition. Had to do a search under BOND NOVELTY POSTER. Came from Canada of all places.