that's the first time i've ever noticed a kruger feel to this poster. interesting.
actually, this is an old old poster (i don't know who posted it) - maybe 1994 or 95. at the time i was really into those old 'gossip' mags from the fifties (confidential, whisper, etc.) and REALLY into the cheezy detective magazines of the same period. i LOVED the photos of the bad guys being hauled away in chains - especially when they still tried to look cool.
so, the red bar was a combination of a censor bar of the detective mags and the red ink treatments you saw in the gossip mags. which happens to be the very same place that kruger got her idea.