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This original poster features the internationally acclaimed full color surf artwork by the late great Rick Griffin for the film “Five Summer Stories”, which premiered in 1972. The poster promotes the May 2nd through 8th, 1973 theatre showings of the movie in Orange County California, plus showings the same month in two other locations. Original copies of this poster hardly ever appear for sale these days, and this is the FIRST example we’ve ever offered in our auction!


For the surfing aficionado, the Five Summer Stories film was an incredible barrage of audio-visual stimulus. This quote is from a review of the movie: "Heralded as the finest surf movie ever made, Five Summer Stories is a cultural icon, a time capsule from a watershed era when the world was at a critical crossroads and its reflection was clear in the emerging sport / art of surfing."


Poster – Five Summer Stories Film Promo

Grade – PAE Excellent 79

Date – 5/2-15/1973

Dimensions – 12 1/8” x 21”

Printing – OP-1, Original First Printing

Artist – Rick Griffin

Condition Details - 100% Original with no restoration. Bottom left corner crease, pinholes top edge, light handling. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo, to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180, 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.


*****This poster is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****


*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*

1973–Rick Griffin-Five Summer Stories Original Film Poster-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Excellent “79”
1973–Rick Griffin-Five Summer Stories Original Film Poster-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Excellent “79”
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $168
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Thursday, October 15, 2020.
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