Monday, April 18, 2016

MATT HELM (1966-1968) - DEAN MARTIN MOVIE POSTERS (Part 1/10)

Hey pallies, likes we are perfectly powerfully pumped to be beginin' a series of 10---count 'em---10 parts awesomely accentin' primo poster art from many of our most beloved Dino's big screen efforts.
This exremely excitin' series of Dino-devotion comes to us from the 'net pad tagged "ILLUSTRACTION GALLERY - ART THAT POPS" which is celebratin' Rat Pack poster month in April, and that, of course, means mucho material from our one and only Dino.

These wisest of wise pallies have chosen to begin their Dino-festivities with a swank selection of original flick poster art from our Dino as swingin' spyster Matt Helm.  Likes of course, our Dino-hearts were wildly warmed when the unknown scriber states, "Yet my favorite movies of his remain the 4 films he produced and acted in between 1966 and 1968 as Super Agent Matt Helm, fantastic spoofs on The James Bond."  Likes, of course, se couldn't 'gree more!!!!!

Below is a cool collection of original Matt Helm art that remarkably represents the universal appeal of our Dino as Matt Helm.  Not only are there posters used to promote the films here in the ol' USA, but also ones commissioned in Danish, French, and Japanese as well!!!!!  Likes we are totally totally thrilled to share 'em with you 'cause they are bountifully beautiful examples of awesome artistic efforts demonstratin' the ubber universal of our one and only Dino.

This is only Part 1 of the 10 part series that we will be continuin' to bring your way over the next several days.  We sez our thank you very much to the pallies at "ILLUSTRACTION GALLERY - ART THAT POPS" for this swankly special awesome accent on our great great man in this great great way!  To checks this out in it's original source, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.
Deeply, deeply Dino-delighted, DMP

Murderers' Row / The Silencers US half sheet movie poster (1967). Art by Robert McGinnis

The Silencers US one sheet movie poster (1967)Murderers' Row Danish movie poster (1967). Art by Robert McGinnisThe Ambushers US one sheet movie poster (1967). Art by Robert McGinnisThe Silencers French movie poster (1966). Art by Jean-Etienne SiryThe Ambushers French movie poster (1967). art by Robert McGinnisThe Wrecking Crew French movie poster (1969). Art by Robert McGinnis
The Ambushers Japanese movie poster (1967)Murderers' Row Japanese movie poster (1966)The Wrecking Crew Japanese movie poster (1969)

 MATT HELM (1966-1968) - DEAN MARTIN MOVIE POSTERS (Part 1/10)
As we explore the rat Pack members all this month, this is the time to turn the spotlight onDEAN MARTIN who is the only one who had three distinct stars on the Hollywood Walk Of fame for his tirple successful career: Actor, Singer and TV Host). However it is his filmography which we are briefly surveying on this 10 part Blog. An impressive list which can be divided into 5 categories: His 16 movies with Jerry Lewis (part 2), his Westerns (Part 2, 5, 7 and 10), Romantic comedies (Part 4, 6 and 9) and Drama (Part 8).
Yet my favorite movies of his remain the 4 films he produced and acted in between 1966 and 1968 as Super Agent Matt Helm, fantastic spoofs on The James Bond. Directed by Henry Levin and Phil Karlson, they mix great action, humor, ultra cool designs and the nets list of female stars ever: Ann-MargretSenta BergerCyd CharisseNancy KwanDaliah Lavi,Elke SommerStella Stevens and Sharon Tate. The death of the latter in 1968 was so hard on Martin that he cancelled the planned 5th episode titled The Ravagers.
Above are the rare US half sheet combo poster for Murderers’ Row and The Silencers (painted by Robert McGinnis) with on second row the US one sheets for the Silencers and The Ambushers as well as the Danish poster for Murderers’ Row (the last two also designed by Robert McGinnis) followed by 3 French Grande movie posters and 3 Japanese posters.
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The posters above courtesy of ILLUSTRACTION GALLERY

3 comments:

Danny G. said...

Love these original Helm posters! I, myself, have collected one for each flick & PROUDLY hang them in my "Dino-cave".

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny G., I was just thinkin' very recently 'bout your "Dino-cave" and your quartet of Helmer posters....bein' surrounded by our Dino...likes what coulda better?!?!?!?!
Keeps lovin' 'n sharin' our most beloved Dino.

blueiscoool said...

There is no question that is a seriously great looking collection of DM posters. A lot of them are brand new to me so this posting is a great way to get to know DM and his movies even better. Thank you my friend for a very interesting posting!

Scott