Item #38959 PERFORMANCE.



Warner Bros., 1970. Dir. Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg. Original one-sheet film poster for the US release, August 1970 (precedes the UK release by five months). 104x68cm.

Legend has it that at a test screening in Santa Monica in July 1969 one of the Warner Bros. executives' wives threw up, possibly after the fight scene in Chas's flat. Also present at the screening was Dr. Aaron Stern, head of the ratings board of the Motion Pictures Producers' Association and a psychiatrist, who informed the new chairman of Warners, Ted Ashley, that it would be "terrible for Warner Bros. to release this kind of movie." It eventually premiered on August 1, 1970 following significant re-editing, much of it performed by the uncredited Frank Mazzola, a native Angeleno who had started out with a minor role in 'Rebel Without A Cause' and later went on to edit several of Donald Cammell's feature films.

Folded in three, as issued, with slight fold wear and minor creasing; short (1.5cm.) closed tear and small nick to lower edge; o/w Very Good plus, at least.

NB. The first two images show the actual poster offered for sale; the third image is for illustrative purposes only.

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