Vale – William Gold

Noted graphic designer Bill Gold, best known for his hundreds of classic film posters, has passed away.

Bill Gold’s career as a graphic artist began in 1941, working for Warner Brothers, and his first official poster for the studio was 1942’s Yankee Doodle Dandy. Gold would go on to design posters for many major releases throughout the next eighty years, including every film Clint Eastwood would be associated with. Among the many posters Gold designed include Casablanca, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Searchers, My Fair Lady, Bullitt, A Clockwork Orange, Deliverance, All The President’s Men, Splash, Fame (1980), The Bridges Of Madison County, and his final one, Clint Eastwood’s J Edgar. A selection of his posters can be seen in our gallery below.

Mr Gold passed away on May 20, aged 97.

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