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

    Thomas Robert Laughlin Jr., also known as Tom Laughlin, was an American actor, director, author, educator, screenwriter, and activist. He was married to Delores Taylor from 1954 until his death. Taylor was also an Actress who co-produced and acted in all four Billy Jack films.

    Laughlin began his screen-acting career in television series Climax in 1955. From there, he appeared in various film, such as These Wilder Years, Lafayette Escadrille, Tea and Sympathy, and South Pacific. He appeared in many episodes of various television series from late 1950s. His one of the most memorable roles was in South Pacific. He was seen in the film Gidget in 1959. Laughlin’s first leading role was in the film The Delinquents in 1957.

    Tom first directorial film was The Proper Time, released in 1962. He also starred, directed, and wrote the film The Young Sinner in 1965. Two years later, the film The Born Loser was released and was box office hit. The sequel was The Trial of Billy Jack, a huge box office hit in 1974. He was well known for his series of Billy Jack films.

    Before transferring to Marquette University, he first went to University of Wisconsin and played football at both Universities. After seeing a production of A Streetcar Named Desire, he decided to become an actor. According to a 1956 newspaper interview, he became involved in the drama program at Marquette after being encouraged by a university professor, Father John J. Walsh.

    Laughlin took a break in his film career to start a Montessori preschool in the early 1960s in Santa Monica, California. The school later became the largest school of its kind in the United States.

    Tom Laughlin was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. on August 10, 1931, the son of Margaret and Thomas Laughlin. It was announced that Tom was suffering from tongue cancer that was inoperable in 2001. Tom Laughlin died of pneumonia complications on December 12, 2013, at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California.

    Film/Art Gallery’s collection of original Tom Laughlin movie posters includes an Insert (14x36) of Billy Jack, a scarce size for the low-budget drama that became an early 1970s phenomenon. Tom Laughlin poster collection also includes a 1 Sheet (27x41) poster of Billy Jack Goes to Washington, an ultra-rare advance poster for the never released 'Billy Jack' sequel -- a 1976 release date is given but the film, after two previews in 1977, was shelved; the poster artwork is by Eric Michaelson.

    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