After reading that yesterday would’ve been Marilyn Monroe’s 85th birthday, I also learned that Bill Gold hired Richard Avedon, the late world reknown fashion photographer, to do the photography for one of her most famous movie posters, The Prince and The Showgirl.
If the drawing styles of Toulouse Lautrec and Osvaldo Venturi were to meet up in a dark alley, then you might come out smelling like a rose with the bright watercolory beauties of Italian movie poster artist, Ercole Brini.
From The Bicycle Thief to Blow-Up, his romantic
paintings posters added a touch of elegance to whomever was appearing in them — especially his striking, sophisticated portraits of women — as Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren would surely attest. And just his name sounds like one of today’s fashion world gurus…Georgio Armani, Henri Bendel…Ercole Brini! (via DominiqueBesson and MoviePosterDB)
Taschen, the world’s leading publisher of high quality art/design/film books (and yes, there’s plenty of sexy titles, too!), has a whole slate of terrific tomés for serious movie buffs, including special editions on Audrey Hepburn, Taxi Driver, Some Like It Hot, and The Godfather Family Album.
What’s also cool about their website besides the literary eye candy — is that they feature a number of author videos and flip-through pages of their latest releases, in case you can’t afford the $700 Audrey Hepburn photo book!