Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm]
POSTER CONDITION & GRADING
Good to Very Good, linen-backed. Condition prior to linen backing and restoration: there was a snipe over Telly Savalas's name and scuffs, stains, and minor surface paper loss. The poster was well-backed but you can still see signs of the defects, although most collectors would be happy to display this poster. Important Added Info: Note that many people have credited the art on this poster to Saul Bass, and it certainly IS "in the Saul Bass style". While there are many, many websites that have this poster credited to Saul Bass, we think it is the work of another artist. This was confirmed by a collector who created an exhibition of Bass art, and was told by Saul's daughter that this poster was not created by her father.
POSTER TAGLINE & DESCRIPTION
"Inside the rock called Alcatraz they tried to chain a volcano they called 'The Bird Man'!"; "Based on the book by Tom Gaddis"; the true story of double murderer Robert Stroud (brilliantly played by Burt Lancaster), sentenced to life in prison, who, after years of anger, adopts a baby bird, and ends up becoming one of the world's foremost bird experts, all done while serving his life sentence in Leavenworth Prison).