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Offline okiehawker

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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #775 on: September 06, 2018, 11:11:39 PM »
Hey Okie,--

The standee with Harlow is for the 1932 flicker, THE BEAST OF THE CITY



Yeah, wasn't it brilliant, Jeff, to have the Freaks standups and Harlow with the burlesque looking serpent image all on display together!  Genius.  Okie

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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #776 on: September 06, 2018, 11:16:23 PM »
And he fact that this theater was advertising all of these flickers at the same time.

It sure was a way to drum up business, that's for sure.


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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #777 on: September 07, 2018, 12:10:17 AM »
Freaking awesome photo, it made me watch the film- i've had it a while but you know how it is getting round to watching things   :-[

An incredible film. Just read that 30 min was cut but is now lost?
Also read about bloke who played Half Boy, Johnny Eck. Imagine being there and seeing this magic act in the 30s:
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In 1937, Eck and Robert were recruited by the illusionist and hypnotist Rajah Raboid, for his "Miracles of 1937" show. In it they performed a magic feat that amazed audiences. Raboid performed the traditional sawing-a-man-in-half illusion, except with an unexpected twist. At first Robert would pretend to be a member of the audience and heckle the illusionist during his routine, resulting in Robert being called on stage to be sawed in half himself. During the illusion, Robert would then be switched with his twin brother Eck, who played the top half of his body, and a dwarf, who played the bottom half, concealed in specially-built pant legs. After being sawed in half, the legs would suddenly get up and start running away, prompting Eck to jump off the table and start chasing his legs around the stage, screaming, "Come back!" "I want my legs back!" Sometimes he even chased the legs into the audience. The subsequent reaction was amazing - people would scream and sometimes even flee the theater in terror. As Eck described it, "The men were more frightened than the women - the women couldn't move because the men were walking across their laps, headed for the exit." The act provided the perfect jolt by frightening people at first but then caused just as much laughter and applause. The illusion would end with stage hands plucking up Eck and setting him atop his legs and then twirling him off-stage to be replaced by his twin Robert, who would then loudly threaten to sue Raboid and storm out of the theater.  8) ;D

Gotta love it when older and vintage posters can still pull you in and make you wan to watch a film.

And that's the one aspect I love about this hobby, too. Coming across a great looking poster for a movie that Ive never seen, yet still being drawn to it, and adding it to the collection, PLUS that same poster making me want to check out something I'd never seen before.

It's like a win-win, all the way around.


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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #778 on: September 09, 2018, 08:15:40 AM »
These photos are for sale@priceminister. They show Gold Diggers of 1933 posters in Paris


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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #779 on: September 09, 2018, 12:33:43 PM »
Wow, Redman, at that size and beauty those huge, leggy Gold Diggers' posters must have caused a few wrecks, even in Paris!  Okie

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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #780 on: September 13, 2018, 01:00:12 PM »
For WHITE ZOMBIE (1932)

There is a one sheet in a frame, off to the right, up on the wall, too. But I cant tell the flick, only that it was an MGM movie.



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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #781 on: September 13, 2018, 04:39:07 PM »
And this, front and center, a piece (standee? or?) for DRACULA (1931) and a couple standees to the left and right, for HONOR AMONG LOVERS (1931), with Fredric March & Claudette Colbert.





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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #782 on: September 13, 2018, 09:48:58 PM »
Dracula wins, Jeff!  Though, how dare you hide a White Zombie coffin in a post just before it!   Okie

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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #783 on: September 13, 2018, 10:45:04 PM »
It looks like the DRACULA piece was cut from the 3-sheet. Sacrilege!

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« Reply #784 on: September 14, 2018, 12:32:31 PM »
It looks like the DRACULA piece was cut from the 3-sheet. Sacrilege!

 Doh.gif sad.gif  :'(
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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #785 on: September 14, 2018, 02:52:59 PM »
Dracula A.D. 1972:



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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #786 on: September 14, 2018, 03:01:07 PM »
Two flicks from 1942, with the cool standee display for THE CAT PEOPLE in the foreground, and a framed poster (a 40x60?) on the far back wall for the Abbott & Costello movie, WHO DONE IT?

And what an amazing and beautiful theater lobby, too!



3 sheet --


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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #787 on: September 14, 2018, 07:20:28 PM »
A three dimensional Cat People display and Zacherly cutting a Drac cake!  How are you going to top this in October, Jeff?!   

P.S. 48 star Old Glory, too!

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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #788 on: September 14, 2018, 10:22:51 PM »
An original 40x60 for WHO DONE IT. Nice! And the art deco frame it's in ain't bad either!

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« Reply #789 on: September 15, 2018, 12:15:14 AM »
An original 40x60 for WHO DONE IT. Nice! And the art deco frame it's in ain't bad either!

Interesting to compare the 40x60 in the theater lobby with the image from the pressbook. Very different imagery and the pb didnt show 2 styles.

This pic is a bit crappy because it was enlarged from a smaller pb photo, but the imagery of A&C can be made out pretty clearly.





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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #790 on: September 18, 2018, 05:25:17 PM »
THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

For the first 2 weeks of the premiere in NYC, Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney appeared live onstage, as part of the extravaganza - 7 days a week. That had to make for an amazing spectacle for audiences, especially as word of mouth spread about the movie, even in those first 2 weeks.

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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #791 on: September 18, 2018, 11:21:50 PM »
THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

For the first 2 weeks of the premiere in NYC, Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney appeared live onstage, as part of the extravaganza - 7 days a week. That had to make for an amazing spectacle for audiences, especially as word of mouth spread about the movie, even in those first 2 weeks.


Fun to see all kinds of hats being worn, and folks dressed up outside the theatre.  How close were we to "Dorothy Hardy" do you think, Jeff?  Okie

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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #792 on: September 19, 2018, 04:40:51 PM »
^ I bet there were a few there who expected to see Mickey Rooney in the film  ;D

This pic, from vintag.es, shows "Two men carry the sound and visual tracks for a preview of the film (OZ). A composite print was made after the previews and final edit decisions had been made" infront of Rooney MPs




This 1939 review of OZ (from Oz!) has interesting info about the start of colour scene. Hard to believe all the prints were like that?


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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #793 on: September 19, 2018, 07:40:37 PM »
Cool standee!!



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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #794 on: September 21, 2018, 04:29:06 PM »




i want both of these  :)





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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #795 on: September 21, 2018, 08:24:21 PM »
Hi Redman, Bob Hope says, "Shhhhh, I just cut up this 24 sheet!"

Fun to see!

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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #796 on: September 25, 2018, 09:27:25 PM »
What looks to be a life-size Frankenstein monster cut out, up on the theater marquee, that's showing a double bill of  REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1958) and what looks to be CREATURE FROM THE HAUNTED SEA (1961)



Cutout was maybe this, as it looks very similar:

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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #797 on: September 25, 2018, 09:37:00 PM »
You have an incredible eye, Jeff!  Looks like you nailed the Frankenstein image used on the marquee.  Impressive!  Okie

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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #798 on: September 26, 2018, 11:20:06 PM »
A little standee on display outside a theater (in Japan, I think?) for REVENGE OF THE CREATURE:





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Re: Pictures of posters in action
« Reply #799 on: September 26, 2018, 11:45:14 PM »
A little standee on display outside a theater (in Japan, I think?) for REVENGE OF THE CREATURE:



C'mon, Jeff!  That's just baby kaiju size.  Seriously though, it's hard for me to wrap my mind around the Creature image and the street scene together.  Mind blowing!   Okie