We laugh at old sci-fi movies now. At their hokey scripts, their tuppence ha’penny SFX and their wooden acting. But there’s one area where old-time Hollywood beats CGI time after time. In the foyer.
The simple fact is, as 100 Movie Posters: The Essential Collection proves, film posters were better back then. Look at this prime example by artist Reynold Brown, who designed more than 250 film posters, as well as designing covers for Life and the Saturday Evening Post.
His vision of actor Allison Hayes in a bikini towering over a freeway offered a salacious vision of destruction that the rather modest B movie it advertised could never match.