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The Gold standard for movie posters

Movie posters designed by Bill Gold include (above) Casablanca, The Exorcist and My Fair Lady.
Movie posters designed by Bill Gold include (above) Casablanca, The Exorcist and My Fair Lady. PHOTO: WARNER BROS
Movie posters designed by Bill Gold include Casablanca, (above) The Exorcist and My Fair Lady.
Movie posters designed by Bill Gold include Casablanca, (above) The Exorcist and My Fair Lady. PHOTO: WARNER BROS
Movie posters designed by Bill Gold include Casablanca, The Exorcist and My Fair Lady (above).
Movie posters designed by Bill Gold include Casablanca, The Exorcist and My Fair Lady (above). PHOTO: WARNER BROS
Movie posters designed by Bill Gold (above) include Casablanca, The Exorcist and My Fair Lady.
Movie posters designed by Bill Gold (above) include Casablanca, The Exorcist and My Fair Lady. PHOTO: WARNER BROS

Bill Gold's work became collectors' items, but he was largely unknown outside his profession

NEW YORK • He was the poster boy in Hollywood's efforts to draw people to the cinema - though few knew him outside the industry.

Bill Gold, who designed more than 2,000 movie posters, from Casablanca (1942) and My Fair Lady (1964) to Dirty Harry (1971) and The Exorcist (1973), died on May 20 at a hospital in Connecticut. He was 97.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2018, with the headline 'The Gold standard for movie posters'. Print Edition | Subscribe