The Miracle of Martinati

In the past, you’ve heard about the infamous Italian trio of artists who dubbed themselves The BCM Studio (BallesterCapitani-Martinati) — but I’ve yet to dedicate a single post to the movie posters credited solely to Luigi Martinati. So hang onto your hats, folks, because it doesn’t get much better than this…

Of course, if you want to be a true foglio aficionado, then do your eyes a favor and check out Dave Kehr’s enchanting-yet-simply-titled book, Italian Film Posters. (via Chisholm-Larsson and MoviePosterDB)


Dang, who knew Glenn Ford could be so sexy? I always remember him as the creepy doc in the 80’s schlockfest, Happy Birthday To Me — but he sure do look good in a cowboy hat, don’t he? I think these Italian movie posters for Jubal (1956) will back me up on that.

Btw, the top left and bottom versions were done by none other than Alfredo Capitani of the infamous BCM Studio — but of course, he could make anyone look good!