Bill Gold, iconic master of the movie poster, dies at 97 (hollywoodreporter.com).
Bill Gold, who revolutionized the art of the movie poster over a seven-decade career that began with Casablanca and included A Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist and dozens of Clint Eastwood films, has died. He was 97.
Gold died at his home in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, on Sunday, according to family spokeswomen Christine Gillow.
A prolific illustrator and designer having a hand in designing some 2,000 posters, many of which will be a favourite film of many with poster once stuck on Gen X bedroom doors such as the iconic poster for Scorsese’s Goodfellas (cbsnews.com) in 1990. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Hollywood Reporter during its 1994 Key Art Awards ceremony.
Movie critic Leonard Maltin once noted that each of Gold’s posters is “as individual as the movies they are promoting. I can’t discern a Bill Gold style, which is a compliment, because rather than trying to shoehorn a disparate array of movies into one way of thinking visually, he adapted himself to such a wide variety.”