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"IT RAINED ALL DAY THE NIGHT I LEFT"
1980
Original artwork comprehensive art by
Drew Struzan.
Starring peter Fonda and Lou gossip jr.
by Les Films Caneuram.
This is an early stages production artwork comp. which was produce as a marketing idea poster, etc.
The movie ended up with TONY CURTIS
in the starring role instead of PETER FONDA,
so this art was never use for the poster.
The original artwork is done on 18x24 illustration board
but is now matted in a 22x28 black frame.
It is in full color painted in acrylic and color,
in Struzan style. His famous logo style signature "S" is in the lower right hand side under the jeep.
I have included an image of the artwork
(unframed image) so you can see. 
 

 

 

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RAMBO FIRST BLOOD 
1981
Pre-cast Kirk Douglas Original Artwork by
Drew Struzan.
This is one of the many portrait artwork
Drew did to promote upcoming movies and at that early stages in pre-production. Kirk Douglas was up for the role of Rambo's mentor as Vietnam Colonel Trautman, but due to a scheduling conflict he ultimately couldn't commit himself to the movie.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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PRAY TV
1980
Starring Dabney Coleman, John Ritter, Ned Beatty.
This is one of many idea sketch  drawings done 
for approval to be the movie poster.
Original artwork done with graphite on 12x16 vellum
by Drew Struzan.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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NIGHT CROSSING
1982
Starring John Hurt, Jane Alexander, Beau Bridges.
This is one of many idea sketch  drawings done 
for approval to be the movie poster.
Original artwork done with graphite on 9x14 vellum,
by Drew Struzan.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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HOTWIRE
1980
Starring George Kennedy, Strother martin, John Terry.
This is one of many idea sketch  drawings done 
for approval to be the movie poster.
Original artwork done with graphite on 12x16 vellum,
by Drew Struzan.
 
 
 

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LAS VEGAS PLAZA MALL
1979
The Las Vegas Fashion Plaza, was a new shopping mall right on the Vegas Strip. Openning day March 15, 1979.
This black and white drawing was done for final approval, before Drew was to do the full color painting for the Las Vegas Plaza poster.
Original comprehensive art done in graphite
on 16x22 vellum, by Drew Struzan.
 
 
 

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HOOK 
1991
Starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts.
TriStar Pictures.
This is an original comprehensive art sketch of Julia Roberts as Tinker Bell.  Art is done in graphite on 7x10 illustration board and framed in 12x15 black frame. 
Original art by Drew Struzan.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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AIP FILMWAYS COMPANY LOGO
This is one of the many conceptual logo ideas done
for AIP FILMWAYS PICTURES.
Original artwork done with graphite on 19x13 on vellum
by Drew Struzan.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT 2
1980
Starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Fields, Jackie Gleason .
MCA/Universal Pictures.
This is an original full color comprehensive concept final artwork for movie poster,
but the studio went with a different design.
Art is done in Color pencils & Acrylic paint on artist illustration board. 
Original art by Drew Struzan.