Updated: January 01, 2022
THE TOWERING INFERNO POSTERS ART (WALTER GLINKA)
"The Towering Inferno" (1974, directed by John Guillermin)
Photograph of a design for print advertising, gelatin silver print, 10" x 8 1/8", reproducing
a drawing, film stills, titling, credits and copy, on glossy stock (Kodak paper), the
composition numbered "9" in its lower left corner. Slightest wear only. Unmatted, unframed.
From the collection of Walter Glinka, art director, the design / layout by him. Provenance: the
estate of Walter Glinka. We do not know if the design offered here, either thus or in altered
form, was used in advertising the film.
Walter Glinka (1921-2012). Born, Heide (Holstein), Germany. Education: Staatlichen Kunstakademie,
Dusseldorf (art, philosophy). Moved to United States, circa 1954. Circa 1950 – circa 1984: film
advertising design, initially freelance work and employment with Liberty Art Studios (David Diener
and Herbert Hauser), then Monroe Greenthal Co. and its successor companies Diener / Hauser / Greenthal
and Diener / Hauser / Bates, Glinka's long-time position that of Senior Art Director. The Diener / Hauser
firms were routinely responsible for between one-third and one-half of film advertising in this country.
Value: $500. (Each)