How to decorate a midcentury flat with style? We often recommend some pop-cultural references: From comic figurines like Astro-Boy to Sixties pop-art-prints. This summer we discovered this wonderful movie poster at a vintage dealership in southern France. „Planet Interdite“ (original title: „Forbidden Planet“) is a true 1956 Science-Fiction classic, loosely based on William Shakespeare’s ‚The Tempest‘ – and nominated by The American Film Institute as one of their top ten science fiction films.
Starring Robby the robot (as himself), Walter Pidgeon as Dr. Edward Morbius, Anne Francis as his daughter Altaira and Leslie Nielsen as Commander John J. Adams, this is a story about man vs. monster (he created himself). If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to use the long, dark months ahead to close this important cultural knowledge gap.
The poster is fixed on a black passepartout, paper dyed by hand, and mounted on a wooden plate. Thus the poster can stand leaning against the wall or be hung.