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What Happened To The Australian Daybills?

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  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,001 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited January 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

    Dr. Cyclops ( aka Doctor Cyclops ) ( 1940 ). Nice U.S. artwork and an Australian newspaper advertisement from the Australian 1941 release has me thinking what the Australian Richardson daybill may have looked like.

    Post edited by David on
    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Maybe John will surprise us with a few photos from the deep south collection??? =)
  • JohnJohn Member, Dealer Posts: 1,137 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
  • JohnJohn Member, Dealer Posts: 1,137 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    There are a few Universal Horror posters in the collection but none of the ones Lawrence is looking for unfortunately.
    John

  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    That's ok...we would still love to see them when you get around to it :)
  • JohnJohn Member, Dealer Posts: 1,137 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    I'm slowly photographing everything in the collection and will eventually show images. There are some posters that I might send O/S so will hold off showing images for those until I decide what to do with them.
    John

  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,001 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited January 2017

                                                   

    Oklahoma! ( 1955 ). At the top an RKO British quad from the first release there and an Australian newspaper advertisement for the first  release in Australia In 1957 by RKO. Just above for the Australian Todd-AO re-release in Australia by 20th Century Fox in 1961, an Australian Women's Weekly film review. As well as the Todd-AO a general re-release in CinemaScope would have also taken place with the 20th Century Fox daybill printed for this occasion. Daybills for this re-release have been available over the years but I have never sighted an original first release RKO daybill for the film. One would imagine the daybill artwork would have been very nice.

    For our keen musical film lovers, surprisingly there are two more missing titles of hugely popular films of their day, without sighted images, still to come. Also a obscure comedy, musical, sci-fi starring a musical great these days, but fairly unknown when the film was made.  Following that I will concentrate on some film noir titles. For horror fans I will eventually return to covering some obscure titles.

    I had Meet John Doe on a list of future entries to produce on this thread. Thanks to John for providing the beautiful Marchant & Co. daybill image. Previous to this only a black and white duotone bare-bones daybill, possibly printed in New Zealand,  had been sighted by me.

    Post edited by David on
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,001 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    I also wish to acknowledge David's contribution regarding Meet John Doe initially featured on the thread.
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,001 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

     Calamity Jane ( 1953 ) & Gigi ( 1958 ) were both huge at the box office in Australia, but where are the daybills and other Australian posters ?

    Lawrence
  • MattMatt Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 5,085 admin
    I definitely seen a Gigi Australian one sheet.
  • MattMatt Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 5,085 admin

    Gigi Australian one sheet.

  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,001 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
         Carmen Jones ( 1954 ). ( Left to right ) Original U.S. insert, Australian one sheet most likely to be original release, although no printer's credit's on the poster to definitely help confirm this for certain, and a late 1950's printed stock daybill. No original daybill has been sighted to date to my knowledge, so it is another title added to the large number missing that hopefully will turn up one day .
    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Full colour Carmen Jones Aussie One Sheet

  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    HONDO said:

     Calamity Jane ( 1953 ) & Gigi ( 1958 ) were both huge at the box office in Australia, but where are the daybills and other Australian posters ?

    Yeah Calamity Jane is high on want to see list too.  No idea why one hasn't surfaced till now!  Of all her movies, I would think this would be right up there as one of the most popular.  Anyone????
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,001 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    Toomorrow ( 1970 ). An obscure comedy, musical, science fiction film that Olivia Neston-John made in the U.K. well before she became famous. U.K. artwork and an Australian newspaper advertisement from the original release. Not sure about the origin of the green poster though.  Somewhere there has to be a British Empire Films ( BEF ) Australian daybill.

    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,001 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

     THE JOLSON STORY ( 1946 ). A nice original Australian one sheet, but where is the original daybill ? Plenty of re-release daybills around but the original would be welcomed here.

    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,001 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    Historically important is the 56/57 minute Australian documentary The Inlanders ( 1949 ). Note the reference above in the 1949 Sydney Sun newspaper stating the running time was only 40 minutes. Most likely the film was edited, so the overall programme didn't run for what was probably thought to be too long. Incorrectly credited on IMDB as being released in Australia by British Empire Films, but one can see from the above 1950 Lithgow, N.S.W. newspaper advertisement that the Australian distributor was MGM. Rare, but indeed an important missing daybill.

    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,001 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

      Original 1950 Australian newspaper advertisement                      . U.S.1950 Insert.

            Night And The City ( 1950 ).A classic film noir and a keen to find daybill for at least one member of the forum.

    Lawrence
  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member, Super Sleuth Posts: 1,042 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    I can confirm that a Night and the City daybill does exist but I am not, at this time, at liberty to share a pic 
    -Chris

    There's a street of lights

    A long dark night
    Restaurant scenes
    And dark machines...

  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Come on!  We are a visual bunch!
  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member, Super Sleuth Posts: 1,042 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    Come on!  We are a visual bunch!
    Well I could ask I suppose ;)
    -Chris

    There's a street of lights

    A long dark night
    Restaurant scenes
    And dark machines...

  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    You know I just realised what you were talking about Chris! 

    Sorry...um yeah, I understand why you can't post it :(

  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 8,001 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    Where are the daybills for Murder Is My Beat ( 1955 ) ( Richardson Studio ), Kiss Me Deadly ( 1955 ) & Baby Face Nelson ( 1957 ) ?  Nice U.S. inserts above should indicate what the missing daybills may look like.

    Lawrence
  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member, Super Sleuth Posts: 1,042 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    No worries Ves ;)
    -Chris

    There's a street of lights

    A long dark night
    Restaurant scenes
    And dark machines...

  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member, Super Sleuth Posts: 1,042 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    And Kiss Me Deadly sigh  :|
    -Chris

    There's a street of lights

    A long dark night
    Restaurant scenes
    And dark machines...

  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited March 2017

    Night and the City Australian Daybill

    Post edited by theartofmovieposters on
  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member, Super Sleuth Posts: 1,042 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    Someone got permission from a higher power!  Well done ;)
    -Chris

    There's a street of lights

    A long dark night
    Restaurant scenes
    And dark machines...

  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Was talking about something else and slipped it in!  Seems we didn't need it...they were fine with just posting :)
  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member, Super Sleuth Posts: 1,042 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    Was talking about something else and slipped it in!  Seems we didn't need it...they were fine with just posting :)
    I am firmly in the knowledge sharing camp so bonus!
    -Chris

    There's a street of lights

    A long dark night
    Restaurant scenes
    And dark machines...

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