USA Movie Poster Artists…

Click on the name or movie poster to learn more about each artist’s most famous posters…

coming to america movie poster drew struzanback-to-the-futuree.t. the extra terrestrial movie poster john alvin

Drew Struzan                    Drew Struzan 2                John Alvin

vertigo2the man with the golden arm poster saul bass

Saul Bass                                    Saul Bass 2       Saul Bass & Elaine Bass

magnum force movie poster bill gold1 magnum force movie poster bill gold2 breakfast at tiffany's poster

Bill Gold                             Bill Gold 2                          Robert McGinnis

my_fair_ladymodesty blaise

Bob Peak                                            Bob Peak 2

indiana amsel2heaven can wait

Richard Amsel                                      Birney Lettick

battlestar_galacticacleopatra movie poster terpningthe taking of pelham one two three poster mort kunstler2

Robert Tanenbaum           Howard Terpning               Mort Künstler

bad news bears origamerican graffitirickard_pink_panther63

Jack Davis                         Mort Drucker                   Jack Rickard

star_wars_ver2star_wars_ver3-1

Tom Jung                                            Hildebrandt Brothers

gauntletconan_the_barbarianvacation

Frank Frazetta                  Renato Casaro                  Boris Vallejo

strange brewking_kong 76great_escape

John Solie                         John Berkey                 Frank McCarthy

Attackofthe50ftwomandr. no uk

Reynold Brown                        Mitchell Hooks

next_stop_greenwich glaserno way out rand1dr_strangelove

Milton Glaser                       Paul Rand                     Tomi Ungerer

ziegfeld_folliesgrapes benton2along came jones

Alberto Vargas                Thomas Hart Benton         Norman Rockwell

the_prince_and_the_showgirl movie poster richard avedonday at the races

Richard Avedon                                 Al Hirschfeld

downhill racerrosemarys babyGuyPeellaert_RobertDeNiro_TaxiDriver

Steve Frankfurt                   Philip Gips                       Guy Peellaert

astounding she monster poster albert kallischinatown pearsall movie posterfiddler_on_the_roof

Albert Kallis          Jim Pearsall                  Ted Coconis

posters_greatescapenever_say_never_againryans_daughter_ver2

Paul Crifo                          Rudy Obrero                    Ron Lesser

stakeoutmoonraker_ver4 poster dan gouzeeused cars movie poster usa

Steven Chorney                 Dan Gouzee                     Huyssen & Huerta

hot_dog_the_moviemeatballs movie posteranimal house poster

Phil Roberts                      Morgan Kane                    Rick Meyerowitz

jaws_2airplane

Mick McGinty                                      Robert Grossman

1941 movie poster david mcmackenfingers movie poster wilson mcleanempire strikes back 10th noble

David McMacken              Wilson McLean                  Larry Noble

travels with my auntsuperman 3 movie poster larry salkup in smoke
Peter Palombi                     Larry Salk                       Scakisbrick

your friends & neighborsspecial_great_gatsby patrick nagel posterspecial_laurel_and_hardy_art_print_NZ00410_L

Alex Katz                           Nagel                             Elaine Hanelock

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Diener’s Wieners

While looking up info on Jim Pearsall’s Chinatown, I came across a goldmine of movie posters created at the Diener Hauser Bates Advertising company from the 50’s through the 80’s (see the obit of one of the founders here), which reads like a list of past Academy Award winners. If the movie business is like a sausage factory, these guys really home the bacon!

One Hit Wonderful!

Like Rico Suave, Who Let The Dogs Out, and The Macarena Song, I guess you could say Jim Pearsall was a one-hit wonder — but what a hit it was! While working at the now-defunct movie marketing behemoth, Diener Hauser Bates Advertising, Pearsall created the artwork for Chinatown, which is arguably the greatest movie poster of all-time. And other than the 70’s b-movie Breakout starring Charles Bronson, I haven’t really come across any more of his work. So if anybody out there knows more, please let us know!

NOTE: This Jim Pearsall is not to be confused with ex-Major League baseball player, Jimmy Piersall, who was portrayed by the athletically-abominable Anthony Perkins in the 1957 sports drama, Fear Strikes Out.