Based on Ian Fleming's novel of the same name, the 1962 release of Dr. No first introduced the world to one of the most enduring characters in Western cinema and kicked off one of the most successful film franchises of all time. Sean Connery as suave British spy James Bond travels to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of a fellow agent, where he battles a megalomaniac scientist bent on disrupting the US space programme. In the same way that the first film established many of the themes and visual aspects that came to be associated with the James Bond series, the first film posters set a template for the visual representation of Bond that has seen little deviation over the past 60 years. Based on a design by David Chasman, illustrator Mitchell Hooks pictured the gentleman spy in dinner jacket, with his smoking pistol in one hand and cigarette in the other, flanked by four glamorous beauties in various states of undress. The US One Sheet poster also featured the first use of the now familiar 007 pistol logo by Joseph Caroff. Featuring the same key artwork elements as the US One Sheet without the credit clutter, this scarce poster for the original Yugoslavian release benefits from a cleaner overall design arrangement that offers aesthetically-minded collectors an attractive alternative to the American version.
Conservation backed on linen with no restoration. Backing has smoothed and diminished one vertical and one horizontal fold, an additional 3in. horizontal crease above the horizontal fold and minor nicks to edges and bumps to corners. Image and colours excellent.