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Film Noir: Poster Books

A library guide to American film noir from 1942-1958 including relevant encyclopedias, indexes, journals, books, film clips and more!

The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, USA 1946)

No Orchids for Miss Blandish (AKA Black Dice) (St. John Legh Clowes, UK 1948)

Film Noir Poster Books

Below is a list of collections of movie posters from the classic film noir era. All are available through the UIUC Library through I-Share.

The Woman in the Window (Fritz Lang, USA 1944)

Yield to the Night, a serious drama about the Ruth Ellis case, was released in the US as Blonde Sinner. The provocative promotional campaign presented star Diana Dors in glamorous gowns, rather than as she appears in the film--in prison uniform. Yield to the Night (J. Lee Thompson, UK 1958)