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Back To The Future’s Long Lost Poster You’ve Never Seen

A long lost poster will soon appear on Ewbanks Auctions block. The London-based auction house will sell a Back To The Future unused concept one-sheet film poster in February. The vintage poster shows Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) slipping through time — thrown back as he was to his parent’s generation and the decade of the 1950’s. The poster artwork shows the DeLorean in the background and reads, “Marty’s parents were destined to meet in 1955. Until Marty dropped in from the future.”

The poster belonged to an employee of Lonsdale Advertising Ltd., Hesketh House, London, in the 1980s. Ewbank’s estimates its acution value at £200 – £400.

Long Lost Poster

Back to the future unused poster

In October, Generation X celebrated Happy Back To The Future Day. October 21, 2015, was the day Marty McFly and Doc crashed into the future.

The winning Back To The Future was designed by Drew Struzman. You can see it here. One of the things I love about this unused poster is the prevalence of Marty’s Nike tennis shoes. If you recall, Nike created self-lacing tennis shoes for Back To The Future 2. I also love that Crispin Glover (George McFly, Marty’s dad) and Lea Thompson (Marty’s mom, Lorraine Baines-McFly) also appear on the poster. Lorraine’s 1950s peach prom dress was one of the more memorable articles of clothing in films I’ve seen.

What do you think of this long lost poster?

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1 Comment

  1. Rachel

    My graphic designer husband says he likes it way better than the one that was used. Usually he finds something wrong with everything like this, so I was surprised we both liked it! Always interesting to see old possibilities that never made it to the public eye.


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