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  21st August 2008  

Robert McGinnis 
Painting the Last Rose Of Summer - new DVD 

Robert McGinnis: Painting The Last Rose Of Summer Poster artwork Robert McGinnis
James Bond poster artist Robert McGinnis Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, OHMSS, Diamonds Are Forever, Live And Let Die, The Man With The Golden Gun

Robert McGinnis: Painting The Last Rose Of Summer
A new DVD featuring an interview with the artist and an in-depth examination of his work is now available. Robert McGinnis is considered to be the complete illustrator by many of his peers. With a wide range of subject matter, McGinnis brought paperback illustration to a new level of style with his "McGinnis Woman" cover art for Mike Shayne and Carter Brown paperbacks. McGinnis also created classic movie poster art for films such as Breakfast at Tiffany's, Barbarella and The Odd Couple. In addition to his Hollywood film posters, McGinnis will be remembered as the artist who defined the James Bond 'look' in the 60's and 70's - with striking artwork for Thunderball, Casino Royale (1967), You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever, Live And Let Die and The Man With The Golden Gun.

Robert McGinnis - Painting The Last Rose Of Summer DVD

Robert McGinnis speaks on camera about his Bond art and the DVD also includes interviews with the late Don Smolen - publicist on many of the early Bond classics.

Robert McGinnis: Painting The Last Rose Of Summer
runs for 78 minutes and is in the NTSC Format [please ensure that your DVD player/computer can play this format].

The documentary can be purchased direct from the producers at www.theillustratorstv.com

Also take a look at Steve Greaves, one of the kool music composers featured on the DVD at: www.myspace.com/thesgsound

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“Paul Jilbert has produced a relaxing 78-minute eye opening celebration of the work of one of America’s greatest living artists, and in the process has guaranteed the astonishing artwork of Robert McGinnis will be seen by the wider audience it so richly deserves. This is one DVD that no lover of movie poster art, or for that matter, art lover, should be without. Remarkable work lovingly showcased.”

Graham Rye
Editor & Publisher

Breakfast at Tiffany's art by Robert McGinnis Woody Allen's Sleeper (1973) art by Robert McGinnis
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) starring Audrey Hepburn The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes (1970) art by Robert McGinnis