From spaghetti westerns to the horror genre and romantic comedies, the Museum of Film Posters (Museo del Manifesto Cinematografico) in Milan, displays a collection of over 50,000 pieces including memorabilia, posters and film stills from movies of such celebrated film directors as Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, as well as the works of actors Kirk Douglas, Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster, Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot and Liz Taylor.
Occupying a space of 800 square meters, the area includes exhibition halls, a library, 2 giant screens and 200 seats; this is one of the places not to be missed for those who are travelling to Milan. The museum is equipped for disabled access.
The museum houses a private collection dedicated to Westerns, and this forms the core essence of the museum according to the artistic director Riccardo Mazzoni, with over 1000 posters dedicated to the genre alone, in addition to the dozens of classic drama, horror and comedy posters.
Posters are original and so well preserved that they project the visitor into the worlds of Dracula, 007, and Disney. The posters are as much arts of work as the films that they were designed to promote; according to Riccardo Mazzoni, the posters of the past were not simply screenshots with titles overlaid, but actually works of painters, illustrators and artists of the highest level.
Close to Stazione Centrale and easy to reach, the Museum of Film Posters (Museo del Manifesto Cinematografico) is an unforgettable stop in Milan. Currently being exhibited until October, visitors will find themselves in a world of Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies, with 150 original movie posters, stills, memorabilia, comics, books, rare editions and a host of many other surprises.