ALAN ALDRIDGE'S POSTER FOR THE 1970 LONDON SCREENING OF ANDY WARHOL'S "CHELSEA GIRLS"
(ALDRIDGE, ALAN) (WARHOL, ANDY). Aldridge, Alan & Andy Warhol. London: Motif Editions, 1970. First Edition. Double Elephant Folio. Printed Poster. Film Poster. Near Fine.. One 30 x 20" paper sheet printed black and white offset, recto only, 1 b&w illustration. This is the iconic poster designed by the late, great British illustrator Alan Aldridge to promote the 1970 screening of "Chelsea Girls" at the Drury Lane Arts Laboratory. Filmed by Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey from a treatment by Ronnie Tavel on location inside Manhattan's fabled Chelsea Hotel, the film received upon its 1966 release an X certificate from the British Board of Film Censors, meaning it was unable to be theatrically released in the UK. It took another three years before the full three and a half hour split-screen version of "Chelsea Girls" - featuring Factory Superstars Nico, Brigid Berlin, Ondine, Gerard Malanga, Eric Emerson, Mary Woronov, Mario Montez, Ingrid Superstar, and International Velvet - would receive a London premiere. A bright, most handsome flat example of the 1970 Motif Editions London first commercially-produced version of the poster showing the tiniest bit of creasing at the lower left corner along with some unobtrusive handling indentations that can be seen in raking light. Inventory Number: 026863