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The Adventures of Robin Hood Australian 3 Sheet

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  • RickRick Member Posts: 817 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    i recognise that Robin Hood flyer. If anyone wants one, i have it for sale
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,337 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited September 2018

    Post edited by HONDO on
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,337 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited September 2018
    Information included  with previous image deleted, as wrong button pressed by me.
    Lawrence
  • darolodarolo Member Posts: 29 ✭ Mexican Lobby Carder
    Victory Publicity started using the VP logo (the type used on that Robin Hood 3 sheet) in about May 1946 on Warner Brothers, RKO and 20th Fox posters, before then the Warner ones (daybills anyway) simply printed the Victory name at the bottom. The new logo was an update of their old one which had their name in a rectangular box and that logo was generally only used on the larger paper. Unlike in the U.S. Victory Publicity seemed to be the only printer that had any sort of logo.
    Dave
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,337 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    HONDO said:

     Before the logo with VP in a black circle preceding Victory Publicity Pty Ltd in a box was introduced in the mid 1940s there appears to have been a few other logos used in the early 1940s as shown above. 

    The top logo on 20th Century Fox and United Artists posters. The Victory Publicity Pty.Ltd. Melb. logo on Warner Bros. posters. The Litho by Victory Publicity Pty. Ltd. Melb.found on one United Artists one sheet from 1945. Also a Warner Bros. daybill with Victory Publicity Pty.Ltd. Melb. Syd.  on the one line and unboxed from 1946 found. All other posters  found from 1945 onwards had changed over to the last logo showing above. One exception was a daybill printed for RKO Radio for the title Escape To Burma in 1955 with only Victory Publicitty Litho printed on the poster ( unboxed ). One sheets and 3 sheets in the 1950s that I have sighted, apart from this daybill, all have the logo just above printed on them. 

    A repeat of some information I had previously posted on this thread in April 2016.
    Lawrence
  • darolodarolo Member Posts: 29 ✭ Mexican Lobby Carder
    Here's Pot O Gold 1sheet from around the Robin Hood era with the old VP logo. 






  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,337 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    HONDO said:
    HONDO said:

                                                           Top image is the printer style credits used on posters starting from 1944 or 1945 only. Just above is the Australian trade advertisement with the plain WB logo appearing on it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The following information that I am about to present are factual researched details on the Australian 3 sheet poster of The Adventures Of Robin Hood ( 1938 ) trying to establish if the poster in question was printed for the original 1938 Australian first release or from a later re-release which would most likely would have been for the circa 1949 Australian re-release. I have researched over the years thousands of Australian daybill, one sheet and 3 sheet poster images along with other material from which my following conclusions have derived from. 

    1 ) The printer of the poster was Victory Publicity Pty Ltd and is credited on the bottom of the poster as being VP Lithographed & Printed By Victory Publicity Pty Ltd which in this form didn't happen until 1944 or 1945 when this logo was introduced. Prior to this the occasional times the name appeared on film posters I have located it was printed  on two 1930s posters as Victory Publicity Litho on one poster & Lithographed In Australia By Victory Publicity Sydney & Melbourne on the other one. After Victory Publicity took over the role of preferred printer from Marchant & Co. for Warner Bros. poster work in or around around 1943 and only for a short time their name was printed on Warner Bros. posters as Victory Publicity Pty. Ltd. Melb. until around 1944 or1945 when the VP Lithographed & Printed By Victory Publicity Pty Ltd credit came into being.

    2 ) Between 1934 - 1937 from U.S. records the logo that appeared on film posters was just WB appearing in a shield shape. Then between 1937-1938 the wording Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. was added across the centre of the WB logo. Keep in mind in overseas countries including Australia in would have taken a little longer to change the logos.From a The Film Weekly trade publication a advertisement which appeared in the June 21, 1938 issue an advertisement for The Adventures Of Robin Hood has the plain WB only logo on it and from a newspaper advertisement for the Warner Bros. title Gold Is Where You Find It following  at the end of 1938 the plain WB logo also appears in print thus backing up my thoughts Australia took a lot longer to change over to the new style of advertising of the WB logo.

    3) The wording Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. Present which appeared on the top of Warner Bros. posters roughly around this time is missing from the 3 sheet.

    To sum up -

    The printer details on the 3 sheet were not used in that format until around 1944 or 1945. Image above.

    The  WB logo on the 3 sheet is different than on the trade advertisement.

    The missing Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. Present doesn't appear on the 3 sheet.

    In my opinion only I believe the Australian 3 sheet was printed for the circa 1949 Australian re-release based on the printers style of identification used being spot on for the re-release at this time and in this form the style definitely wasn't used in 1938. The second and third facts in my mind only serve to support my opinion. 



    I think this information from April 2016 sums up my beliefs.


    An Australian newspaper advertisement placed in Perth W.A. September 21 1938 with the plain WB logo used. Nice advertisement.

    Lawrence
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