How I Won The War Poster 1967 Michael Crawford John Lennon
Exceptionally rare hand litho Australian One Sheet Poster. How I Won the War is a 1967 British black comedy film starring Michael Crawford, John Lennon, Jack MacGowran, Roy Kinnear and Lee Montague. It was John Lennon’s only non-musical acting role. The film, which was directed and produced by Richard Lester, is based upon the 1963 novel of the same name by Patrick Ryan. Lennon, taking a break from the Beatles, was asked by Lester to play Musketeer Gripweed. To prepare for the role, Lennon had a haircut, contrasting sharply with his mop-top image. During filming, he started wearing round "granny" glasses (the same type of glasses worn by the film's screenwriter, Charles Wood); the glasses became iconic as the nearsighted Lennon mainly wore this particular style of glasses for the rest of his life. A photo of Lennon in character as Gripweed found its way into many print publications, including the front page of the first issue of Rolling Stone in November 1967. Beatles friend and soon to be head of Apple Corps. Neil Aspinall has a cameo role as a soldier. This original poster is a must have for any Beatles fan.