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    The Beatles "A Hard Day's Night" Poster Rough Layout (United Artists, 1964). A rough layout is a general sketch of a poster showing the position of text and illustrations giving the general appearance of the poster. This rough layout consists of one piece of artist's tracing paper stapled to a piece of thicker paper. The elements used here are pencil, black and grey paint. Approximate size is 19" X 24". This piece was created by United Artists Publicity Department in 1964 in anticipation of the biggest hit of the year to reach the US shores. This rough concept is most likely for the US Three Sheet poster for the Beatles film. The hand-drawn lettering in the upper half of this rough is very close to the completed artwork, save for the word "Hilarious" which was added later. The heads are a grey paper pasted onto tracing paper with the faces painted on the grey paper. A change in the copy inserts the note, "Plus Beatles Favorites" where the red lines are drawn below the guitar. Also, the broken strings on the guitar were removed for the final printed poster. Saved from the dumpster when discarded by United Artists in the early 1970s, this unique piece of music history shows the evolution of this great ad campaign. This work of art is an essential piece Beatles history. Very Fine+.

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