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January 28, 2024

Vintage Film Posters Designed by Anselmo Ballester

Anselmo Ballester (1897–1974) was an Italian artist and film poster illustrator who created some of the best European film posters for RKO, Fox, Paramount and Columbia.

Ballester studied in Rome, specializing in poster design. He began painting posters at the age of 17 in 1914 and worked through till the 1950s, creating posters for both European and American film companies.

Ballester has been called “the poster designer for Italian film posters” and his work is much sought after. Here below is a set of amazing film posters designed by Anselmo Ballester from between the 1930s and 1950s.

"Il diavolo è femmina" (Sylvia Scarlett), Katherine Hepburn, 1935

"Cavalleria Leggera" (Leichte Kavallerie) starring Marika Rökk, 1936

"L'uomo fantasma" (Monsieur Personne), 1936

"Amore Sublime" (Stella Dallas) starring Barbara Stanwyck, 1938

"L'Eterna Illusione" (You can't take it with you), directed by Frank Capra, 1938

La Mazurka di Papà, 1938

"Parata Notturna" (You're a sweetheart) starring Alice Faye, 1939

"Schiavo d'Amore" (Of human bondage) starring Bette Davis and Leslie Howard, 1939

Danza dei Vagabondi, 1939

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1939

"Il Ladro di Bagdad" (The Thief of Bagdad), 1940

"Manon Lescaut" starring Vittorio De Sica and Alida Valli, 1940

"Grandi Speranze" (Great Expectations), directed by David Lean, 1946

Bedelia, 1946

"Sola col suo Rimorso" (Harriet Craig), Joan Crawford, 1950

"Fascino" (Cover Girl), 1951

"Amleto" (Hamlet), 1952

"La Nemica" (The Enemy), 1952

"Il Grande Caldo" (The Big Heat), circa 1953

"Amare per Uccidere" (Wicked As They Come), circa 1956


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