Rare Australian Michael Shayne Film Noir Daybill Posters
Dressed To Kill ( 1941 ).
There were seven 20th Century Fox produced films that starred Lloyd Nolan as private detective Michael Shayne. The films were released between 1940 and 1942. The above Dressed To Kill Australian daybill ( printed for New Zealand use without Australian censorship applied ) is rare and is the only one of the seven titles that I have been able to locate a daybill image of. Dressed To Kill is an impressive Marchant produced daybill, so one has to consider the other six, probably Marchant daybills also as they were a preferred printer at that time, to be equally excellent looking posters as well. Does anyone own any of the other six film posters, or have ever sighted any of them? The six titles are Michael Shayne Private Detective ( 1940 ), Sleepers West ( 1941 ), Blue, White And Perfect ( 1942 ), The Man Who Wouldn't Die ( 1942), Just Off Broadway ( 1942 ) and Time To Kill ( 1942 ), Anywhere between one to three of the titles were probably long daybills. I included the original U.S. insert above for comparison purposes and it trails behind in the wake of the daybill. Interestingly Sheila Ryan appears on the daybill whilst Mary Beth Hughes features on the insert and other U.S. paper.The U.S. one sheet was printed in colour, but not the insert and the lobby cards
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.