||Long panel pin up style girl selling popcorn, peanuts, as she would move through the movie theaters. Service from such a beauty as this would justify the high cost of popcorn at the movie theater. Linen backed and in very good condition; this image was created by the artist John Alvin for the 1976 Los Angeles International Film Exposition.
The days of gone-by nostalgia is perfected in this image for the Century City ABC Entertainment Center event. Long narrow panel original posters in the size format are difficult to find, and are sometimes refered to as door panels.
John's life was cut tragically short on February 6th 2008, when he died unexpectedly of a heart attack, stunning the art world and saddening his many fans, friends, and colleagues.
Alvin’s career began in 1974 with his creation of the iconic movie poster for Mel Brook’s “Blazing Saddles”. This campaign led to Alvin creating the images for numerous other Brook's films including "Young Frankenstein". His prominence in this medium was soon after established with his creation of the movie posters for Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner,” Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.-The Extra-Terrestrial” and Blake Edward’s “Victor/Victoria.”
Alvin created the posters for over 135 movies in a 35 year career. He is considered to be an innovator in this genre.