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Missing Australian Universal Horror Posters



  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member Posts: 567 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Beauteous poster Ves - thanks for posting
    There's a street of lights
    A long dark night
    Restaurant scenes
    And dark machines...

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  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 7,017 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    Back to normal. Thanks Charlie.

  • BruceBruce Member Posts: 727 ✭✭✭ Daybiller

    The Mummy's Hand Long Australian Daybill - sorry best image I could get:

    Is that really a long daybill? The proportions seem way off from 15x40.
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  • MattMatt Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 4,627 admin
    edited March 2017
    I think the printed area is fooling you because I measured the pic on screen and it has the right proportions.
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 3,261 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    I can only tell you what I have been told/ if I had one...
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 7,017 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited March 2017
    HONDO said:

    I believe there is a strong possibility this could be a second printing daybill. No proof but certain facts lead me to think the original may have been a Marchant long daybill. I will get back here after I complete some more research. I cannot read the printer's credits on this poster, so any help to work out the name would be appreciated.

    Marchant was the preferred printer of Universal Pictures around the period this daybill was printed, but it appears the occasional W.E.Smith daybill was printed for Universal as well. There is a strong possibility  this Horror Island daybill was printed for the Australian release in 1941.
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 7,017 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    1942 Australian newspaper ad.

    The Strange Case Of Doctor RX ( 1942 ). Should be a Marchant or W.E.Smith daybill out there somewhere.

  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 7,017 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    The Photobucket deleted images removed recently of Horror Island and The Mummy's Hand, I have now restored. 

  • EisenhowerEisenhower Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 3,373 admin
    Horror Island is cool!
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 7,017 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    Werewolf Of London ( 1935 ). Another Universal classic horror film that an image of an Australian daybill seems to be unavailable. The magnificent original U.S.insert poster image posted above had me wondering as to what an Australian long daybill would look like? I thought also the above Australian original release newspaper advertising for the film from late 1935 and very early 1936 you would find of interest.

  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 7,017 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    he Wolf Man ( 1941 ). Yet another classic Universal horror title missing a daybill image. Interestingly the Australian film censor gave the film the milder Not suitable for general exhibition rating and not the Suitable only for adults one. There has to be a nice daybill of this title out there somewhere residing within a collector's stash, one would hope. Great U.S. insert pictured above along with a newspaper advertisement from the Australian first release in 1942.

  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 7,017 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    Night Monster ( 1942 ). U.S. inset from the original 1942 release and an Australian  re-release daybill, probably 1950s, and finally an Australian newspaper advertisement from the first release in 1943. The duotone re-release daybill has been in the market place over the years but where is the original release full colour daybill ? Ves had on another thread previously organised for us to see the original  Marchant daybill, but Photobucket has since removed it. Ves has kindly resent the original daybill image to me so all can see the missing, then found, then missing again but now again available image for all to see.

     Original Australian Marchant daybill.

  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 7,017 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    Son Of Frankenstein ( 1939 ). Above is a U.S. one sheet and a newspaper advertisement from the release in Australia in 1939. The missing Australian daybill would have been a long daybill, and most likely a great design printed by Marchant and Co.

  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 7,017 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    U.S. one sheet poster of The Old Dark House ( 1932 ) and the U.S insert poster.

    A 1933 Australian newspaper advertisement, with the image copied from the U.S. one sheet, has me pondering what the original long daybill would have look like. 

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