[Prague, Czech Republic. ca. 1984]. Color offset lithograph (16 x 11"; 41 x 28 cm). Old soft horizontal fold, tiny pin hole in extreme lower left margin,otherwise fine and bright. Item #WRCLIT70071
A brilliant and highly imaginative poster for the 1984 Czech release of the 1978 film adaptation by Michael Winner of Chandler's novel, starring Robert Mitchum, James Stewart, Oliver Reed, Sarah Miles, Richard Boone, Candy Clark, et al. Vlach (1942-1999) was one of Czechoslovakia's most honored graphic and poster artists; he was also active as a stage and set designer. As typical, this poster was produced in two sizes, the other measuring 82 x 59 cm.