Iconic Hollywood movie poster creator dies

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Bill Gold, one of Hollywood’s most well-known creators of movie posters, has died at the age of 97 years.

The veteran illustrator had a hand in more than 2,000 posters, including those for Casablanca, Dial M for Murder, and Dirty Harry.

Mr. Gold began working at the film production company Warner Brothers in the 1940’s.

The task was to create works of art that don’t give away a film’s plot.

The poster for Casablanca, 1942 the second World War, romantic drama, was one of Mr Gold’s first assignments.

His design has become iconic.

Mr. Gold also designed the poster for the thriller Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder).

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This was his poster for Elia Kazan’s adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel East of Eden.

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The film tells the story of Cain and Abel, through the lives of two brothers who sought the attention of their religious father.

Mr. Gold also mentioned the poster of the famous movie of Martin Scorsese’s goodfellas.

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Bill Gold was a frequent collaborator of Clint Eastwood. He has worked with the actor and director of dozens of movies.

The poster used for the 1971 film Dirty Harry has been said to illustrate the actor as the gritty person.

Even if Mr. Gold officially retired in 2003, and has continued to design posters for his Connecticut home.

His last poster was for the 2011 Eastwood biopic J. Edgar, the long-serving director of the FBI, J Edgar Hoover.

Mr. Gold design used a photo of Leonardo DiCaprio’s angry face as a likeness of Mr Hoover.

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