It was almost 2 years (to the day) when our friend and author David Frangioni, quietly entrusted me with news of his plans to update the superb artwork bible - Clint Eastwood Icon: The Essential Film Art Collection.
I’m not sure if that news was initially beneficial to my health. Why? Well, I guess because I always knew it was coming! Sitting patiently on ‘the wait’ is often a painful path to endure. However, I’m very pleased to report that the long wait is at last, finally over. Not that Frangioni has been sitting idle in those two years, far from it in fact…
It was Morgan Freeman’s ‘Red’ who said, ‘Geology is the study of pressure and time. That’s all it takes really... pressure... and time... That, and a big goddamn poster’
In many ways, it’s a line that could so easily be attributed to Frangioni’s work. Compiling and producing such an extensive piece of work is far from simple. These exquisite and often extraordinarily rare posters are far from easy to acquire. It takes time, patience and often a great deal more than a pugno di dollari! Poster collecting is (at the best of times) an unpredictably long waiting game. It could of course been very easy for Frangioni to take the easy option. With thousands of pieces residing in his extensive collection, there was already a vast amount of material to generously extend the book’s content.
However, Frangioni is a hard hunter and a committed pro. Moreover, he makes intelligent use of his connections - both respectfully and wisely – and as a result, secures some ‘big goddamn posters’ for us all to enjoy.
I’d love to rattle off some of what to expect in terms of new additions, but I’m not going to spoil the surprise element for anyone. What I can reveal is that you will see a great deal more, lavishly produced and rarely seen posters and collectables, some of which have already been confirmed as ‘the only one left in existence’
This new edition of Clint Eastwood: Icon presents an unprecedented collection of film art and rare material surrounding the legendary actor. This comprehensive trove gathers together poster art, lobby cards, standees, Italian Spaghetti Western Premier Posters, studio ads, and esoteric film memorabilia from around the world. From his early roles as the nameless gunslinger in Sergio Leone’s spaghetti Westerns, to the vigilante films of the 1970s and 1980s, through his directorial roles and latest releases, Clint Eastwood: Icon captures the powerful presence that turned Eastwood into the definitive American hero.
AN EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR VISITORS OF THE CLINT EASTWOOD ARCHIVE
As a faithful follower of The Clint Eastwood Archive, David has very kindly put together an exclusive offer. Full details are below, but firstly, I’ll let David explain:
Yes, order here through the Archive and you will not only receive a signed edition of the new book but also a copy of the original book! In addition to this and for a limited time, U.S shipping will be set at just $5.00 (Worldwide shipping $25)
To take up David’s generous offer:
Please make PayPal payment of $30.00 USD + Shipping to: firstname.lastname@example.org
* The new ICON book will be signed by David to the name supplied in their PayPal payment.