|Vintage Pulp||Sep 10 2021|
In Europe they really know how to flatter a queen.
We thought we'd show you the difference between the U.S. and foreign posters for Queen of Outer Space, a movie we talked about a few days ago. The U.S. posters are fine pieces, but these three Italian promos are spectacular. They were painted by Arnaldo Putzu, who was a major figure in European movie and magazine illustration during the ’60s and ’70s. Probably his most famous poster is one he painted for the 1971 Michael Caine thriller Get Carter. We haven't showcased Putzu yet, but these examples are a good start. As a side note, there was a French photo-novela of the film, and its cover—La reine de Venus—is second of a group we posted here.