Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Daybill Poster New Zealand Original
Daybill Poster.Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 musical-fantasy film directed by Ken Hughes with a screenplay co-written by Roald Dahl and Hughes, loosely based on Ian Fleming's (James Bond fame) novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car (1964). Fleming used to tell stories about the flying car to his infant son. After the author had a heart attack in 1961 he decided to write up the stories as a novel. He wrote the book in longhand as his wife had confiscated his typewriter to force him to rest. The film stars Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Adrian Hall, Heather Ripley, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill, James Robertson Justice, Robert Helpmann, Barbara Windsor and Gert Fröbe. The part of Truly Scrumptious had originally been offered to Julie Andrews, to reunite her with Van Dyke after their success in Mary Poppins. Andrews rejected the role specifically because she considered that the part was too close to Poppins. Sally Ann Howes was given the role. Van Dyke was cast after he turned down the role of Fagin from the 1968 musical Oliver!. The film was produced by Albert R. Broccoli (Bond Films). The song "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" was nominated for an Academy Award. Six Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang cars were created for the film but only one of which was fully functional. In 2011, the car sold for $805,000 at auction to New Zealand film director Sir Peter Jackson (Lord Of The Rings).