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What Happened To The Australian Daybills?

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  • JohnJohn Member, Dealer Posts: 1,189 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    Here is another image …


    John

  • SvenSven Member Posts: 2,283 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    Nice! Looks to be the same copy that was sold at auction given similar stain patterns (my image)?
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,269 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited October 2018


    Swing Time ( 1936 ). U.S.A. poster and the Norman McMurray original Australian daybill artwork.  An Australian Simmons full colour RKO long daybill image would look great. 


    The Most Dangerous Game ( 1932 ). Original U.S. one sheet and an Australian film advertisement from Everyones. Another missing Simmons RKO long daybill hopefully still existing for this title. 



    Two uncredited daybill images that I recently came across. I worked out the daybill image on the left is for the film Confession ( 1937 ). You will see the image is very similar to the U.S.A. insert pictured above.The image on the right remains unknown though. The Kay Francis daybill  should look excellent in colour.




    The Big Parade ( 1925 ) promotion outside a Bundaberg, Qld, cinema ca. 1928. Certainly looks like a couple of
    Australian daybills on display for this classic film.  

                                                   


    Had these completed and sitting in the  draft folder awaiting to send  for some time now. It now appears the right time to include them here so I have room to thank both Sven and John for the Strategic Air Command Daybill images. I have always had a feeling an image would one day surface, and now lo and behold we have.


    Lawrence
  • collectaholliccollectahollic Member Posts: 889 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Very nice Sven, however to be honest the image of the bomber and jet trails isn't the most imaginative one they could have gone with.
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,269 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    Swing Time and Shall We Dance daybill images. What about images of the other seven RKO and the one MGM films the great team made together ? Does anyone have any daybill images, in any form, of these eight missing films?
    Lawrence
  • darolodarolo Member Posts: 29 ✭ Mexican Lobby Carder
    I know of two daybills surfacing for Treasure of the Sierra Madre. The one below was for sale by a U.S. dealer a few years back.




  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,269 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    darolo said:
    I know of two daybills surfacing for Treasure of the Sierra Madre. The one below was for sale by a U.S. dealer a few years back.




    Brilliant. A long time coming but finally here. Thanks for posting.
    Lawrence
  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member, Super Sleuth Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    Thanks for sharing.  Great to see it finally
    -Chris

    There's a street of lights

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

  • EisenhowerEisenhower Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 4,342 admin
    HONDO said:


    Swing Time ( 1936 ). U.S.A. poster and the Norman McMurray original Australian daybill artwork.  An Australian Simmons full colour RKO long daybill image would look great. 


    The Most Dangerous Game ( 1932 ). Original U.S. one sheet and an Australian film advertisement from Everyones. Another missing Simmons RKO long daybill hopefully still existing for this title. 



    Two uncredited daybill images that I recently came across. I worked out the daybill image on the left is for the film Confession ( 1937 ). You will see the image is very similar to the U.S.A. insert pictured above.The image on the right remains unknown though. The Kay Francis daybill  should look excellent in colour.




    The Big Parade ( 1925 ) promotion outside a Bundaberg, Qld, cinema ca. 1928. Certainly looks like a couple of
    Australian daybills on display for this classic film.  

                                                   


    Had these completed and sitting in the  draft folder awaiting to send  for some time now. It now appears the right time to include them here so I have room to thank both Sven and John for the Strategic Air Command Daybill images. I have always had a feeling an image would one day surface, and now lo and behold we have.


    Nice!
  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member, Super Sleuth Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    Finally had a chance to watch the excellent (!) Rififi - 1955 Jules Dassin. Was it ever released in Australia?  
    -Chris

    There's a street of lights

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

  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,269 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Finally had a chance to watch the excellent (!) Rififi - 1955 Jules Dassin. Was it ever released in Australia?  
    Yes this classic French film was released in Australia in 1956 by foreign film importer Robert Kapferer Productions.

    Also released in 1956 by Robert Kapferer Productions was another French classic The Fiends which I thoroughly recommend seeking out.

    Robert Kapferer releases were mainly screened in Sydney and Melbourne, although Canberra, ACT and Newcastle N.S.W. did screen some of Kapferer's product.

    As I have never sighted a daybill for any of the numerous releases Kapferer released in Australia in the 1940's onwards, I am tending to think daybills were not possibly produced for their product.

    Lawrence
  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member, Super Sleuth Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    Thanks Lawrence much appreciated!
    -Chris

    There's a street of lights

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

  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,269 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector




    Fire Down Below  ( 1957 ) Australian one sheet and daybill. The one sheet image has been viewable for many years, but an image of the daybill I have never sighted until now. A rare Rita Hayworth daybill has finally turned up on Bruce's site as part of a lot of 28 folded Australian daybills. I thought I would share the image with any Rita Hayworth fans out there.


    Lawrence
  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member, Super Sleuth Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    From gumtree (although not hard to figure out who posted the image ;) )


    -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: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    Borrowed from a Facebook post...

    Killer's Kiss daybill (discussed above):

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    -Chris

    There's a street of lights

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

  • CharlieCharlie Member, Administrator, Moderator, Game Master Posts: 6,553 admin
    I saw that one too!
    That second mouse in the bowl of cream we call life...
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,269 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    HONDO said:

     Calamity Jane ( 1953 )  where are the daybills and other Australian posters ?



    Thanks again to a friend for this barebones duotone Calamity Jane daybill image, but where is the original full colour, sure to be W.E.Smith, daybill?

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    HONDO said:


    Shake Hands With The Devil ( 1959 ) -  where are the daybills?

     


    And again to the same friend here is the original Australian daybill image of Shake Hands With The Devil.

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    Kill or Be Killed ( 1950 ), Underworld, U.S.A. ( 1961 ) and  Intent To Kill ( 1958 ) original U.S.A. insert posters.

    No Australian daybill images currently available to the best of my knowledge. Does anyone have the posters or the images to share ?

    There is an Australian one sheet image available of Kill Or Be Killed as seen below. Being from F. Cunninghame the one sheet artwork leaves a lot to be desired.


     

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    HONDO said:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

    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.




    Thanks to Chris for previously posting this original Australian Richardson Studio long datbill. Now we do know what the daybill looks like and most likely is much better than the image would indicate.

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    Stagecoach ( 1939 ) pressbook image of original U.S.A. insert poster. Australian newspaper advertisement placed in Adelaide SA for a re-release in May 22 1951. Not only am I eager to sight an original 1939 long daybill image of Stagecoach, but now also a 1950's re-release daybill hopefully will turn up one day as well.
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    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,269 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    Ben-Hur ( 1925 ) 1931 U.S.A. re-release one sheet film poster.



    A 1932 Australian newspaper advertisement for the Ben-Hur sound re-release.

    One has to wonder what a daybill of the sound re-release of Ben-Hur  would look like. Being a long daybill from that period, one would have to believe that it is an excellent looking poster. A chance of a daybill copy turning up is remote, but even more unlikely is a copy of the original 1925 version of Ben-Hur ever surfacing. A copy shown below of the original U.S. insert from 1925 may or may not indicate what the Australian daybill would have looked like.



    Lawrence
  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member, Super Sleuth Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    edited 1:33AM
    Lawrence, John shared the Ben-Hur in the horizontal daybills a thread:




    -Chris

    There's a street of lights

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

  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,269 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited 2:29AM
    CSM_2_Point_0 said:
    Lawrence, John shared the Ben-Hur in the horizontal daybills a thread:

    Thanks for reminding of that Chris. Here is the image.



    For some reason I must have been thinking this image was a banner. Even so, this horizontal daybill surely wasn't the only daybill printed for this major film? There would have had to have been a normal size daybill with full credits appearing on it, one has to believe



    Lawrence
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