When The Earth Cracked Open Hammer Flyer 1970

Type: Other
Condition: Good
Year: 1970
Genre: Adventure / Glamour
Reference: #1111

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An original single-sided flyer (8 1/2"x 11") for the Hammer project "When The Earth Cracked Open". Chantrell was used by Hammer to design artwork to help conjure up finance for the film, though in this case the film was never made. Initially the film was conceptualised in a prehistoric "One Million Years" format as shown. The printed leaflet was of course far more explicit than anything Hammer could get poster-wise past the censors at the time. The statuesque female is clearly modelled on Ursula Andress. Whether Ms Andress was aware of the plagiarisation of her image in such a fashion is unknown but she just might have been flattered by Chantrell's enticing depiction. The projected film went through several re-writes, including bringing it up-to-date (but still keeping a semi-naked cavewoman) as per the second image below.

The flyer measures 9"x 11". There is minor corner damage & an old tape repair to a 2" edge repair.

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