‘Not as a Stranger’ Premiere/Release Date June, 28, 1955

May 12, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Here are the six Bass/Kallis illustrations done for Stanley Kramer’s “Not as a Stranger.” Though Bass had a long and fruitful relationship with Kramer, I could only find evidence that two of these drawings were actually used to advertise the film in any way. However, the primary figure in all of these drawings — that of the doctor in full operating regalia, including his mask — was the primary notion in all of the posters for the movie, and in the two consumer advertisements used most.

Not as a Stranger4Not as a Stranger No. 1


Not as a Stranger5Not as a Stranger No. 2

Not as a Stranger6Not as a Stranger No. 3

Not as a Stranger1Not as a Stranger No. 4

Not as a Stranger3aNot as a Stranger No. 5

Not as a Stranger2Not as a Stranger No. 6

The two Bass/Kallis illustrations that were used virtually verbatim as ads for the movie are drawings No. 1 and No. 6. Here are the ads:

Not as a Stranger ad1

not as a stranger ad2

Here’s the “Not as a Stranger” pressbook page that talks about these two ads specifically, and how widely they were being distributed:

not as a stranger pressbook1

The links below take you to the other Bass/Kallis work in this story:

“Magnificent Obsession” — Universal-International — release/premiere date: Aug. 4, 1954

“A Star is Born” — Warner Bros. — Sept. 29, 1954

“Carmen Jones” — Twentieth Century Fox — Oct. 5, 1954

“The Racers” — Twentieth Century Fox — Feb. 4, 1955

“Not as a Stranger” — United Artists — June 28, 1955

“The Shrike” — Universal-International — July 7, 1955

“The Virgin Queen” — Twentieth Century Fox — July 22, 1955

“Mister Roberts” — Warner Bros. — July 30, 1955

“My Sister Eileen” — Columbia — Sept. 22, 1955

“The Rose Tattoo” — Paramount — Dec. 12, 1955

“The Conqueror” — RKO — Feb. 22, 1956

“On the Threshold of Space” — Twentieth Century Fox — March 29, 1956


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