Published by Reel Art Press. Edited by Tony Nourmand. Foreword by Clint Eastwood. Text by Christopher Frayling.
In 1942, a young man at Warner Bros. art department created a poster for Casablanca. Over the next sixty-three years, posters for A Streetcar Named Desire, Dial M For Murder, Bonnie and Clyde, Bullitt, My Fair Lady, Get Carter, Dirty Harry, The Untouchables and Unforgiven became coveted items, cherished by movie-goers all over the world. The same artist is responsible for them all.
Bill Gold’s life’s work spans six decades and over two thousand films. He is the man behind campaigns for the greatest movies the world has ever seen.
Bill Gold: PosterWorks is a celebration of his extraordinary and prolific talent. With a foreword from long-time collaborator and friend, Clint Eastwood, Bill Gold is a unique collector's opus detailing the artist’s creative process, his army days, early career, posters for Elia Kazan, Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Francois Truffaut through to his final work in 2003 on Eastwood’s Mystic River. Archivist of his own work, with a personal collection of unseen designs, alternative versions, sketches, drafts, notes and photographs, Bill Gold’s incredible history has never been accessible to the public until now.
A notoriously cut-throat industry, Hollywood evolves with few constants yet Bill Gold’s talent endures. At 89 years old, this is the first time that the world is invited to see the full scope of his life’s work in one breathtaking book.