Size: 14 x 36 inches
Artist: Léo Kouper
This poster was printed for the 1972 American release of Charlie Chaplin's classic film, Gold Rush, originally produced in 1925 as a silent movie. It tells the story of a man who travels to the Yukon in order to take part in the Klondike gold rush and due to bad weather, finds himself trapped in a cabin with a prospector who has hit the jackpot, along with a handful of other comical characters.
The poster's artist is Leo Kouper (b 1926), a French illustrator and posterist who studied under the great Hervé Morvan. In 1954, he was commissioned to design a poster for the rerelease of Chaplin's Modern Times which was met with such success that he followed it up with ads for Gold Rush, The Dictator, City Lights, and The Kid!
This poster is in the daybill format - one variety of film posters issued to cinemas at the time of release characterised by its elongated format. Unlined and in excellent condition. This poster is a must-have for any movie buff!