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  • Welcome to the official Film/Art Gallery collection of original Henry Koster vintage movie posters from his critically acclaimed catalog of timeless cinematic creations.

    Henry Koster (May 1, 1905 – September 21, 1988), byname of Hermann Kosterlitz was a German-born film director and screenwriter; he was husband of actress Peggy Moran. His popular films include musicals as well as The Bishop’s Wife (1947) and Harvey (1950).

    At 17, he was hired by a Berlin movie company as a scenarist and became an assistant to director Curtis Bernhardt. He directed two films in Berlin for Aafa Film production when Adolf Hitler came to power, and in the middle of directing The Private Secretary Gets Married (1933). He arrived in France and met producer Joe Pasternak, who represented Universal Pictures in Europe. He was convinced to make Three Smart Girls (1936) with Deanna Durbin and was a huge success and pulled Universal from bankruptcy. His second film, One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937), again with Durbin and Leopold Stokowski, was on top. He went on to do musicals, worked for MGM, and then to 20th Century-Fox and was nominated for an Academy Award for The Bishop's Wife (1947).

    Koster directed his first American film My Cousin Rachel (1952), in which Richard Burton appears, and was assigned by Fox to direct The Robe (1953), which was a tremendous success. He directed Désirée (1954) with Marlon Brando, and then went back to do family comedies, like Flower Drum Song (1961) for Universal. He finished The Singing Nun (1966) and then retired to Camarillo, CA, to indulge his lifelong interest in painting the movie stars with whom he worked until his death in 1988 due to liver cancer.

    Film/Art Gallery’s collection of original Henry Koster movie posters includes Czech (23x33) poster of Dear Brigette (Draha Brigitto), with Vladimir Bidlo artwork for the 1965 comedy about a young American boy's obsession to meet Brigitte Bardot (who plays herself, briefly). Henry Koster poster collection also includes a Czech (23x33) linen-backed poster.

    Film/Art Gallery movie posters are original prints and film poster collectibles. These are original movie posters. We do not carry any movie poster reproductions or reprints of any kind.