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Film poster advertising of any kind has always been hard to find for the original release of The Third Man in Australia.The above daybill image recently surfaced courtesy of Heritage Auctions and is the only poster of this film for the first release that I have ever seen. I just recently found the above Australian newspaper advertisement published for a screening of the film in 1950 and was impressed by the different film noir look about it and different from any artwork I have ever seen anywhere.
'The Ghost Of Frankenstein' ( 1942 ). Apart from the error in the leaving out of the word 'The' in the title of the film on the daybill, people have often remarked on the appearance of the monster on the daybill being a little odd. A member on this forum once said ''The monster looks a little bit like an overweight Elvis, who is wearing a black turtleneck sweater''. In the above centre Australian newspaper advertisement from 1942 the monster looks like what he should look like and the different tagline 'You Can't Keep A Good Monster Down' is great as well. The advertisement on the right hand side is from another venue in another state, that was also published in 1942. This one using a variation of the 'New thrills' tagline used on the daybill.
This Vintage Movie Poster Forum is powered by some old cinema posters, the flame retardant properties of a Top Gun Daybill, and a
British Quad which has been folded just the right amount of times and shoved under one of the corners to stop the place from wobbling.