Author Topic: Robert Tanenbaum  (Read 1231 times)

Offline BruceH

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Robert Tanenbaum
« on: December 25, 2022, 07:15:57 AM »
So I get a call recently from Robert Tanenbaum, the great movie poster artist who drew the poster for the BEST Christmas movie EVER, "A Christmas Story", and he tells me he is preparing a book showing the original paintings of his posters, and asks if I will help him get the word out after it is published.

I tell him I gladly will, and he says he will include in the book some "behind the scenes" stories about the posters. I ask for an example and he tells me that when he was assigned to draw the poster for "A Christmas Story", the studio sent over some black and white images of the family, and told him to use his imagination.

He naturally included the image of Ralphie in the bunny suit, but because it was a black and white image, he of course made the bunny suit white. And that's why, when he saw the movie, and saw it was actually pink, all he could think of was WHY didn't they tell him it was pink either before or after he drew the poster, so he could "get it right"!

Mr. Tanenbaum is 86 years young and sharp as a tack, and he has a website at (and I will let you know when his book is published!).
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Re: Robert Tanenbaum
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2023, 01:01:15 PM »
To follow up on Bruce's post - here is the link to 'The Movie Poster Art of Robert Tanenbaum' on Kickstarter.

The video is nice to watch:

Offline marklawd

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Robert Tanenbaum
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2023, 01:54:54 PM »
Thanks Tob - I didn't realise the book was dependent on a successful kickstarter campaign. I've placed an "order".


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Re: Robert Tanenbaum
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2023, 07:49:55 AM »
Nice video.   A messy painter with neat paintings :)
Crucifixion? Good. Out of the door, line on the left, one cross each.