Besides Elaine Hanelock, another prominent 60s mod female artist was French poster designer, Helene Le Breton, who created a number of affiches, most notably this striking set from the 1959 French production, Cigarettes, Whisky, and Wild Women…
A few months ago, I came across the funky old-timey vintage posters of Elaine Havelock on EMoviePoster — and was transfixed by the bright, blasts of color.
And then recently, I found a few of her works for sale on Etsy from PinkPoppyVintage, but noticed that the vendor listed the artist as Elaine HANELOCK, not Havelock. A closer look at the signature does boggle the viewer…Is that a cursive N or a sloppy V? But since other movie poster galleries had also previously listed the artist as Havelock, I contacted PinkPoppyVintage to politely inform her of the minor error — but PPV quickly wrote me back that I was the one who was, in fact, incorrect as Elaine HANELOCK was a graphic pop artist in the 60’s who created mod mashups of Hollywood’s Golden Age movie stars with a psychedelic motif.
So there you have it…Whether it’s a Hanelock or a Havelock, it’s beautiful!