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This picture of Jane Russell has a portion of a print on the reverse. Due to the heavy paper used for the printing there is nothing that shows through.
ARTIST: PHILIP CASTLE.
CONDITION: These 30+ year old items are rated Very Fine. No aging. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Three sides have at least a quarter inch of blank margin but one side goes right up to the edge.
(see the bottom of this page for a definition of terms used for describing products and their condition)
Philip Castle was born in 1943 in London, England. He is a British airbrush artist.
Castle is best known for designing posters for the Stanley Kubrick film A Clockwork Orange and for Paul McCartney's Wings tour, among others. He was also responsible for the artwork of the hard rock video magazine, Hard'n Heavy. Castle also produced cover art for the seminal computer game Elite and its accompanying novella, as well as the European poster for the Tim Burton film Mars Attacks!, and covers for David Bowie, The Cars and Pulp.
Most recently he was commissioned to create the artwork for Metronomy's 2008 album Nights Out as well as their single "Heartbreaker".
Philip also designed the posters for the Royal International Air Tattoo, held at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, for the 2008, 2009, and 2010 events.
Jane Russell (Ernestine Jane Gerraldine Russell (1921-2011) was an American film actress and was one of Holywood's leading sex symbols in the 1940's and 1950's. She moved from the Midwest to California where she had her first film role in 1943 with The Outlaw. In 1947 Russell delved into music before returning to films. After starring in multiple films in the 1950's, Russell again returned to music while completing several other films in the 1960's. She starred in more than 20 films throughout her career.
She married three times, adopted three children, and in 1955 founded the World Adoption International Fund. She received several accolades forher achievements in films, including having her hand- and foot-prints immortalized in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, and having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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DEFINITIONS & GLOSSARY:
Before describing the terms we frequently use, it should be noted that many of the items we offer for sale come from old, and for the most part, partially damaged books and magazines. Most often, the damage is too extensive to repair. The time and cost is simply prohibitive. However, some pages can be salvaged and used for display purposes. So it is that we saved these pages for our customers. This process actually began about 50 years ago when I was an undergraduate student at Saint Bonaventure University. I worked part time in the library bookbindery. We often bound old magazines and were instructed to remove the advertising sections and discard them before binding. After a few weeks on the job I asked for permission to personally keep some of the discarded advertisements. With permission granted, I began my journey into collecting ephemera which later grew to many other areas including books, art, and antiques. Now on to the terms that are used.
Ephemera: Transitory written and printed matter not intended to be retained or preserved. Some traditional items are advertising, greeting cards, letters, pamphlets, postcards, stock certificates, etc..
Provenance: The chain of ownership of an item from its discovery or creation to its present owner. A thorough provenance documentation can add considerably to the value of an item, be it a piece of art or a book. Many items do not have a complete provenance because their origins and/or chain of ownership may have never been properly recorded.
We use the following seven levels for grading. When in doubt about a possible borderline rating, we use the lower grade. If you buy an item and decide we did not grade it properly, remember you can return anything within 30 days with no questions asked. Here are the standards we use:
Mint: The item looks like it did the day it was made. If there is any defect, it is one that occurred when it was made. It is new, pure and simple.
Very Fine: This is an item which is bright and fresh and clean. It has no surface wear or soiling of any kind. A tiny crease in a margin might exist as long as it does not affect the illustrated portion. It may have a tear of up to half an inch as long as it does not affect the printed area. The printed area may have a center fold if that was the way it was originally presented, as in a double page spread of a magazine or book. The item may have a mailing label or sticker present, as long as it was put there by the original producer. This may have printing on the reverse side but the printing can not in any way show through.
Fine: This item is better than the average copy available. It may show signs of minor wear or use but is essentially clean and fresh in appearance. It may have a hint of age toning to the paper but no major browning. The paper is still flexible with no signs of becoming brittle. It may have some edge wear and tears but there can be no loss of any text or portion of the illustration. There may be printing on the reverse side but it should not show through in any significant way. Again, there may be a crease in the border area and a foldmark in the center if it was so published.
Very Good: This item is one that shows some wear. It may have a crease that occurred after production. Up to a one inch tear may exist and even extend into the printed area. No portion of the printed area is missing. There may be rust marks from a staple binding or even some light finger soiling. Age toning to the paper is more pronounced and may actually be a dark tan color.
Good: This item may have a number of defects. It could have a tear of up to two inches even extending into the printed portion. It may have soiling, creases, scuffing and edge pieces missing. The paper may be well age toned but not brittle. The colors may be a little faded from their original appearance. A little wrinkling or waving may appear in the paper. If printed on the reverse, some of the printing may show through or there may be offset from a picture or printing on the opposite page. There may even be a small mark or piece of writing from a previous owner. This item, as a rule, however, will still display well.
Fair: Down at this level, the item has a multitude of defects that are noticeable and quite obvious. There may be a tear extending over a half of the printed area. There may be very noticeable offset or bleed through printing. There will be one or more of the following defects: tears, edge wear, heavy age toning, foxing spots, small or light stains from a variety of possible sources, wrinkles, small pieces missing from the edges and even the printed area. The paper may be showing signs of becoming brittle.
Poor: A poor item has just about every defect you can imagine. It may brittle, rubbed, scratched, folded, mildew stained, age toned, even separated into parts. Chunks of the printed area may be missing with a loss of text and/or illustration. It may be heavily faded or heavily stained or both. The piece must have some historical significance or possible sentimental lure for it to be offered for sale. Most items in this category end up being tossed out. The price for a poor item is usually quite low unless it has some objective importance of note.
Foxing: Small brown spots that appear on paper.
Age Toning: The process that results in the paper itself becoming darker over a period of time. It starts with a hint of tanning to a solid tan appearance followed by a complete appearance of brown.
We thank Wikipedia for some of the above information.
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'plain Jane' Russell By Philip Castle: 1980 Color Print 8x11 Very Fine Clean: $15