A very rare original 1979 theatrical U.S poster for The Shining, an Amercian psychological horror film produced and directed by the legend Stanley Kubrick. The film is based on Stephen King's 1977 novel of the same name and stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, and Danny Lloyd.
This advanced poster was intended to tease the film before its release. It was printed in 1979 before the actual release of the film in 1980. These advance one sheets were printed in far fewer numbers and therfore much more scarce. This iconic design is by another legend, Saul Bass (Vertigo, Man With The Golden Arm). Originally Saul Bass created the poster in bright red, but Stanley changed it to this bright canary yellow.
The Shining (1979)
Large (27" x 41") U.S One-sheet advanced
Good / very good condition. Minor surface paper wear in the folds and bottom central fold, usual for these glossy U.S one sheets. A number has been written in biro in the bottom right corner. Folded as issued.