Monday, June 08, 2009

Will Elder At the Movies

With his practically patented "chicken fat," Will Elder was perhaps the maddest of the original MAD artists. His lifelong collaborations with Harvey Kurtzman are well-known. Less familiar to fans, however, might be the numerous movie posters and movie and TV ads that he did in the 1970's. Here's a lovely, crisp version of Villie's poster for the dreadful Alan Arkin-directed vehicle, FIRE SALE.

1 comment:

Temple of Schlock said...

We're big Robert Klane fans here at the Temple, so while Arkin's film of FIRE SALE isn't nearly as vicious or funny as the novel it's based on, we'd hardly call it "dreadful."

We prefer to say "misunderstood."