This movie art has the bold and sometimes colorful style typical of advertisements from that time period. Much of it has been drawn instead of using photographs or digital constructions, and often makes use of thick, bold lettering and bright, warm colors. How to Marry a Millionaire, c.1953 – style B is a classic example of this technique.
Much like the modern movie poster, these works also include the names of the leading characters and a few others who were instrumental in the films production. They are advertisements that are meant to show the allure of the film in question, getting viewers excited for the debut and highlighting the aspects of the film that make it entertaining. Many people purchase actress artwork of this type to pay tribute to an exciting new time for the film industry and the world at large, and also to commemorate their favorite star by hanging the highlights of her career on their walls as a trendy yet old fashioned decoration.