Tattooed!

I’ve never been a huge fan of tattoos — with the exception of Hervé Villechaize (Fantasy Island) — but these inked-up one-sheets do have a certain colorful charm, don’t they?

By the way, the Casino Royale was done by Bond poster expert, Robert McGinnis.

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Remake Monday: Just Go With It

Although the trailer looks more like a remake of the Blake Edwards’ Bo Derek-starrer, 10, the new Adam Sandler-Jennifer Aniston-Brooklyn Decker movie, Just Go With It, is actually based on the late 1960s Walter Matthau-Goldie Hawn film, Cactus Flower.

By the way, the Cactus Flower one-sheet below was done by Bond designer legend, Robert McGinnis; and the voluptuous 10 by American beauty, John Alvin. (via ImpAwards)

Barbarella-palooza!

The AllPosterForum recently had a Sci-Fi smackdown about the iconic 60’s Barbarella poster featuring the artwork of several top movie poster artists such as Robert McGinnis (top left), Boris Vallejo (top, third from left), and The Hildebrandt Bros (top, far right)…

Sometimes Lesser Is Morer…

From the school of McGinnis comes Ron Lesser, a celebrated illustrator of steamy pulp paperbacks and Civil War art, who is probably most famous in the movie poster world for his work on High Plains Drifter and Ryan’s Daughter.

Whichever of his many styles you prefer, his range is impressive as he seamlessly draws sexy babes, Confederate soldiers, cigar-chomping cowboys, soulful Indians and Impressionist landscapes with equal aplomb!

McCarthyism Is Good

No, no, not Joseph McCarthy and the Hollywood blacklist! I’m talkin’ Frank McCarthy (1924-2002), the longtime illustrator whose career spanned over 50 years, doing magazine covers and paperbacks (Avon, Bantam, Dell) and brought us the high-octane one-sheets for The Dirty Dozen, The Great Escape (Paul Crifo did the International version), and many more, including split-duties with Robert McGinnis on the James Bond posters for Thunderball and You Only Live Twice.

Mr. McCarthy quit commercial work in 1974 and, like many of the other greatest poster artists of his generation, such as John Solie, Howard Terpning, and Robert Tanenbaum, moved to Arizona to focus his talents on Western art.

The Great McGinnis

You know you must be pretty good if they make a documentary about you. And that’s exactly what they did with Robert McGinnis.

Famous for his iconic James Bond movie posters, McGinnis was also great at drawing the ladies. Apparently, he was so detailed that he once even requested Sophia Loren’s dress be sent to his studio to complete the poster for Arabesque.

Check out the trailer for Painting the Last Rose of Summer