Saturday, January 26, 2013

Jack Davis's Sergeants 3 poster art

Sergeants 3 was a 1962 remake of "Gunga Din" featuring the 5 members of The Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.

The original fun poster image was created by the great illustrator Jack Davis a year before his iconic "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" poster,  but for some unknown reason, finally not used. Instead it was used for the films publicity, promotional handouts, ("slicks"), newspaper ads, and for several of the foreign posters for the film.

Here's the original, rarely seen (entire) Jack Davis Image:
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the Spanish poster using a portion of the Davis art
and an ad using the entire image

thanks to Jerry Beck & Mark Newgarden

1 comment:

  1. Love the Cleveland Indian and the Millwauke Brave in the crowd!