The Richardson Studio
The Richardson Studio was founded in the 20s by John Richardson and produced the artwork for primarily Paramount posters through to the early 60s. Their posters are probably the finest examples of the intricate hand litho process with their unique style and striking graphic art and they are now very hard to find.
This exhibition is probably the largest single display of Richardson Studio posters ever seen in one place. I have included some examples from my own collection and some images also appear with thanks to Bruce Hershenson, Grey Smith, Glenn Taranto, from his Richard Dix collection, Craig Kennett, Ben Wadley, and other private collectors. These posters are not for sale although I do have a small selection available on this website
and in my eBay Store
There are a number of avid collectors of Richardson Studio posters including Brian Arnold who is also putting together an exhibition that will no doubt feature a number of additional posters not seen on this website. It is simply impossible to include examples of every Richardson Studio poster but my aim is to show collectors a selection of the wonderful artwork of these posters.
You can also see more detailed information on Richardson Studio posters here
I hope you enjoy the exhibition.
Stars: Jack Mulhall, Edith Roberts
3 ON THE TRAIL (1936)
Starring William Boyd as Hopalong Casssidy
Image Courtesy C. Kennett
A Gentleman of Paris
Stars Adolphe Menjou
A Kiss in the Dark
Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Lillian Rich
A Place In the Sun (1951)
Directed by George Stevens. Starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters.
About Mrs Leslie (1954)
Directed by Daniel Mann. Starring Robert Ryan, Harry Morgan, Shirley Booth.
Image Courtesy C. Kennett.
Adventure in Diamonds (Paramount, 1940)
George Brent, Nigel Bruce, John Loder, Isa Miranda
Adventure Island (1947)
Directed by Sam Newfield. Starring Rory Calhoun, Rhonda Fleming, Paul Kelly.
Affairs of Susan, The (1945)
Directed by William A. Seiter. Starring Joan Fontaine, Walter Abel, Byron Barr.
Al Capone (1959)
Directed by Richard Wilson. Starring Rod Steiger, Nehemiah Persoff, Al Ruscio
Alias Nick Beal (1949)
Directed by John Farrow. Starring Ray Milland, Darryl Hickman, Audrey Totter.
Among The Living (1941)
Directed by Stuart Heisler. Starring Susan Hayward, Frances Farmer, Dorothy Sebastian.
And the Angels Sing (1944)
Directed by George Marshall. Starring Dorothy Lamour, Fred MacMurray, Betty Hutton.
Anything Can Happen (1952)
Directed by George Seaton. With José Ferrer, Kim Hunter, Kurt Kasznar, Eugenie Leontovich.
Anything Goes (1936)
Directed by Lewis Milestone. Starring Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Ida Lupino.
Directed by Charles Marquis Warren. Starring Charlton Heston, Jack Palance, Brian Keith.
Artists & Models (1955)
Directed by Frank Tashlin. Starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine.
At War with the Army (1950)
Directed by Hal Walker. Starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Polly Bergen. Image Courtesy Heritage
Atomic City, The (1952)
Directed by Jerry Hopper. Starring Gene Barry, Anthony Warde, Lydia Clarke.
Bahama Passage (1941)
Directed by Edward H. Griffith. Starring Sterling Hayden, Dorothy Dandridge, Madeleine Carroll.
Beau James (1957)
Directed by Melville Shavelson. Starring Bob Hope, Vera Miles, Paul Douglas.
Bellboy, The (1960)
Directed by Jerry Lewis. Starring Jerry Lewis, Alex Gerry, Bob Clayton.
Beyond Glory (1948)
Directed by John Farrow. Starring Alan Ladd, Donna Reed, Conrad Janis.