Be Your Own Illustrated Man

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers / Seven Arts, 1969. Six vintage temporary tattoos issued as a promotional item for the 1969 film. With the both the original envelope housing the tattoos, and a Warner Brothers mailing envelope addressed to film critic, photographer, and poet Michael S. Dworkin.

The decals are inspired by the designs for the tattoo makeup worn up Rod Steiger in the film, with the promotional copy inviting the recipient to “be your own illustrated man.” The only example we have encountered, unsurprising given the temporary nature of the item.

Based on three short stories from Bradbury’s acclaimed collection, “The Veldt,” “The Long Rain,” and “The Last Night of the World.”

Tattoos variously sized between 4.25 x 5.75 and 8.75 x 4 inches. All but one tissue guard attached. Bright and Near Fine.

Promotional envelope 5.25 x 10 inches. Chip to the envelope flap and some bruising from having been opened, else Near Fine.

[Book #147024]