The Lavender Hill Mob Poster

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The Lavender Hill Mob Poster stylish pop art print, part of the “Ealing Comedies” pop art collection.

This alternative movie poster features Alec Guinness & Stanley Holloway in the same celebratory clench as the original poster, along with the original poster’s lettering, but with a simpler background, available in 20 colours.

Unframed art giclée print, printed on 310gsm fine art museum-quality matte paper, made from 100% cotton, using archival pigment inks for longevity.

Also available as part of a group of four & 12 prints.

Available in three sizes – choose your preferred colour from 20 options. Select a colour to preview image (click on image to expand):

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The Lavender Hill Mob Poster stylish pop art print.

The Lavender Hill Mob Poster

Stylish pop art print reimagining the poster for the classic Ealing comedy “The Lavender Hill Mob”, available in three sizes & 20 colour options.

This alternative movie poster features Alec Guinness & Stanley Holloway in the same celebratory clench as the original poster, along with the original poster’s lettering, but with a simpler background, available in 20 colours.

This new stylish pop art print is part of the Ealing Comedies Posters collection by Art & Hue to mark 75 years of Ealing Comedies.

Also available as part of a group of four & twelve prints.

The Lavender Hill Mob Group by Art & Hue

The Lavender Hill Mob poster by Art & Hue

On the 28th of July in 1951, “The Lavender Hill Mob” opened at the Marble Arch Odeon cinema in London with a charity premiere, and proved to be a critical & box office success.

Whilst initially working on “Pool of London“, the writer T.E.B. Clarke reportedly got the idea for “The Lavender Hill Mob”. The film sees Alec Guinness & Stanley Holloway as members of a criminal gang who plot to steal gold bullion which will be melted down and smuggled abroad. Without giving away too much of the story, the gang end up in Paris where the Eiffel Tower features heavily.

The post-war Ealing comedies tapped into the public mood, presenting tales of the small underdog battling a larger enemy, generally state bureaucracy or established institutions, and whilst the morals of the time couldn’t allow crime or rebellion to go rewarded, for a brief moment, audiences could will on the unlikely heroes.

The film also features Sid James, Meredith Edwards, John Gregson, Alfie Bass, and a brief cameo by Audrey Hepburn before she became an international star. The following year she was cast in “Secret People” which led to her successful screen test for “Roman Holiday“.

“The Lavender Hill Mob” had its charity world premiere at the Marble Arch Odeon cinema in London on the 28th of June 1951.

The film won the BAFTA Award for Best British Film, the Academy Award for Best Story & Screenplay, and Alec Guinness was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar.

If there’s one actor who’s most readily associated with the classic Ealing comedies, it’s Alec Guinness. He appeared in six Ealing comedies, playing multiple parts in two of them. “Kind Hearts & Coronets”, “A Run For Your Money”, “The Man in the White Suit”, “The Ladykillers“, “Barnacle Bill” with Jackie Collins, and, of course, “The Lavender Hill Mob”.

Along with Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway is one of the actors most closely associated with the Ealing comedies.

Starting with “Another Shore” in 1948, Holloway went on to star in the Ealing comedies “Passport to Pimlico” with Barbara Murray, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Charles Hawtrey & Margaret Rutherford, “The Lavender Hill Mob”, “The Titfield Thunderbolt” with John Gregson, George Relph & Sid James, and finally “Meet Mr. Lucifer” with Gordon Jackson, Joan Sims, Ian Carmichael & Irene Handl.

Holloway is well-known to many as Eliza Doolittle’s father in “My Fair Lady” where he was reunited with Audrey Hepburn having both appeared in “The Lavender Hill Mob”.

Ealing Comedies 75th Anniversary at Art & Hue

The Lavender Hill Mob Poster Pop Art

Art & Hue had the pleasure to delve into the archives of the Ealing Comedies to create a new collection of stylish pop art prints related to the films, all available in three sizes and many colour options.

Available in A4, A3, and A2 sizes to fit standard-size picture frames. Please note that black frame is not included – for a guide on choosing a frame size take a look here.

An official collaboration with Studiocanal, this print is part of the Ealing Comedies collection of stylish pop art prints inspired by the classic British comedy films made at Ealing Studios, featuring Art & Hue’s signature halftone style (halftone is an age-old technique that uses dots to make up the printed image, similar to newspapers or comic books).

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