Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Categories

Hondo's This And That

135

Comments

  • SvenSven Member Posts: 2,095 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    Thanks again  Lawrence! Interesting 
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,991 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


     Further to my previous comments on San Ferry Ann, the ''Bedlam on the Riviera!'' tagline from the daybill is incorrect.. The travelling families go from Dover to Calais and are throughout the film on the other side of the country from the French riviera.
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,991 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    Update. Although The Fast Lady starred  James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips and Stanley Baxter and with the couple embracing and the vintage car images it looked  likely that this was where the image on San Ferry Ann was sourced from. I contacted Matt at eMovieposter.co. who are currently auctioning the poste, letting him know what I knew.
    Matt had kindly just gotten back to me informing me he has been told by a collector that another James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips and Stanley Baxter film titled Father Came Too film is where the image originated from. The San Ferry Ann daybill pictured above is the unsighted, to the best of my knowledge, original Robert Burton daybill of Father Came Too that was overprinted with credits, but leaving  the same unrelated design as the British one sheet pictured above. An incorrect tagline regarding the Riviera, mentioned previously as well. Now we have the answer to what took place so the problem now solved. 
    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Oh hahahahaha...another over printed title.  LOVING IT!
  • SvenSven Member Posts: 2,095 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    I never thought my question would get this deep! Thanks Lawrence , been a fun read on this one
  • JohnJohn Member, Dealer Posts: 1,137 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,991 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    Thanks John for the image.
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,991 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector





    Naked In The Night ( aka Madeleine Tel. ) ( 1958 ) and West End Jungle ( 1961 ). These two films were shown in Sydney in 1963 and I am fairly certain that they were screened together on a double bill as their release dates were the same. I have no idea who the poster artist was, but one thing I am certain of is that they were both designed by same person.

       

    Kai Fischer in a scene from Naked In The Night. You have to love the enthusiasm showing on the face of the pictured male audience member.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



    The Australian printer MAPS full name was  Mailing And Print Services Pty.Ltd. The business name M.A.P.S.Litho Pty. Limited was deregistered on  17 - 02 - 2003. 


    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

     

    I came across this image recently and the film didn't ring a bell with me. On checking I discovered it is an obscure 41 minute only short film made in 1972. Why a film with these stars appearing in it and of this film genre had such a short running time is most unusual. I couldn't locate any information on to what the reason may have been.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



    Malpertuis ( 1971 ) ( aka Malpertuis - The Legend Of Doom House, as well as  the shortened The Legend Of Doom House title  in the U.S.A. I cannot locate that the film was screened here in Australian, but I thought that the attached film poster from New Zealand ( 15'' X 41'' )  titled Malpertuis - The Citadel Of Death spotted on Google was very effective. Another rare Orson Welles film, being just one of the number of obscure films that he seemed to make in the latter part of his career.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



    A nice publicy shot of Fred Astaire with a couple of pre code less attired ''beauties'' that posed for some Flying Down To Rio ( 1933 ) promotion images. Thought I would share with you. 

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



    Danger Within ( 1959 ). The above ''This film can only be viewed in a motion picture theatre'' wording previously seen on a few BEF daybills and a one sheet film poster, from 1959 now clearly indicates this form of theatre promotion extended to newspaper promotion in 1959 as well. It appears with BEF it was short lived though.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



    Those were the days when films had long runs. Melbourne Victoria newspaper advertisement from 1946.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx




    Murder, He Says ( 1945 ). One wonders what was covered up by the censorship rating ?

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx




    The Bells Of St. Mary's ( 1945 ) Australian first releases daybills.

    In light of an Australian re-release circa 1958 Paramount one sheet recently surfacing it makes me wonder regarding when the above two RKO daybills were designed and printed.
    There would appear to be three possibilities, as follow -
    1 ) Both were printed at the same time for the original release.
    2 ) One is original release and the other a unknown period of time second printing that was required, due to the huge box office receipts and additional bookings this film would have generated. It most likely would have been in the late 1940's.
    3 } One is original and the other possibly a circa 1953 re-release poster, although no proof an official re-release actually happened film screenings occurred around this time.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx




    Sands Of Iwo Jima ( 1949 ). A printed in Australia one sheet poster from W.E.Smith, designed for New Zealand distributor Republic Pictures ( N.Z. )., and only intended for usage there. This one sheet is usually only credited as being an Australian one sheet. The film was distributed by 20th Century Fox in Australia and the Australian 20th Century Fox W.E. Smith printed daybill appears above. The original Australian one sheet would have been printed  for 20th Century Fox Australian distribution. Whether this poster was printed as well by W.E.Smith using the same design, with just the distributor credits changed, along with Australian censorship added in unknown. It may also be possible another printer, using another design was requested.   Does anyone happen to have an image of the 20th Century Fox one sheet?

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx





    The Maze ( 1953 ) feature film , College Capers ( 1953) short & Doom Town ( 1953 ) short. 

    1953 was a big year for 3- Dimension films. I am sure this 3-D program presented in the U.S.A. would have generated large audiences when screened there. 

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



      The Barefoot Contessa ( 1954 ) U.S.A. one sheet and an Australian one sheet. Apart from this U.S. one sheet Humphrey Bogart's image appears to be absent from most of the World's first release film posters. I wonder why his image didn't appear on the Australian one sheet?

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx




    Hobson's Choice ( 1954 )  awful duotone had been the only poster commonly seen over the years. The Australian one sheet, apparently this copy used in New Zealand, then turned up and now an original daybill image has come to light in recent times.Both the first release full colour daybill and one sheet, although from F. Cunninghame aren't too bad at all.



    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



    The True Story Of The Civil War ( 1956 ).This 29 minute film won an Academy Award in 1957 for Best Documentary short subject. The Academy Film Archive preserved the film in 2005.The poster above was promoting the film when it was released in New York City. N.Y. on 22 / 11 / 1957. The only advertising that I have been able to locate for this historic film.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



    U.S.A. 3 Sheet and a U.S.A. one sheet Of Untamed Women ( 1952 ).



    Untamed Women ( 1952 ) U.S.A. insert and an Australian daybill.

    Usually an Austalian daybill would be copied from either a U.S. insert or a U.S. 3 sheet. Here they decided over the insert or 3 sheet, wisely I feel, to opt for the U.S. one sheet artwork. Anyone agree?

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


    Maureen O'Hara as Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame ( 1939 ) is worth a look as it displays her beauty and certainly shows how she lit up the screen.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Damned ( a.k.a in. U.S.A. as These Are The Damned ) ( 1963 ).

     The same U.K quad, but the first one has a very small X certificate printed after the smaller credit of the title The Damned. but as well has as a large X certificate credit also printed and appearing after the main film title. The second quad image also has the same smaller printing of the X on the poster, but for whatever reason the large top X credit has been covered over. Any thoughts Paul?

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
     


    From 1935. A reminder of days past.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx




    Product placement back in 1931 in Ipswich Queensland.  

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    A question to members regarding The Bridge On The River Kwai ( 1957 ). Has anyone a copy of an original Australian one sheet or at least ever seen one ? I am interested if one is known of ?

    Lawrence
  • MattMatt Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 5,081 admin

    Earliest copy I've found.

    The detail in the artwork suggests it is the original even though it has the awards. Some of the original daybills did come out with an awards snipe.

  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,991 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Matt said:

    Earliest copy I've found.

    The detail in the artwork suggests it is the original even though it has the awards. Some of the original daybills did come out with an awards snipe.

    Great and thanks for that. Anyone have something earlier in the one sheet?
    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    I thought that was the Original Kwai OS too...
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    OH WAIT
    I have this image...
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Paramount Pictures and fruit/veg.  I mean who wouldn't make that connection!

    Maybe the Damned QUAD was used outside the UK, and they missed the little x?  I've had quads come from NZ with the rating crossed out.

    re Untamed woman...agree AND she looks even pertier on the daybill over the OS...which might have to be first!

    Barefoot Contessa...I prefer it without floating Bogie head (sorry Rosa and Chris :) )
  • PaulPaul Member, Quad Master Posts: 1,618 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    edited August 14
    Hey Lawrence..

    Re:  The Damned Quads. They are both the same poster, but the blanking out of the X cert was done 99% of the time when the film was shown in Ireland, as they had different certs, for films than on the mainland UK.   They not only did this with the cert, but if something didn't fit in with their religious beliefs they tended to paint over it, As an example, if there was too much flesh on show, or something of a sexual nature...  oddly they let violent images through most of the time... go figure.

    Here's another example, there was printed on the poster just under the A in Godzilla, 'cert X", but with this poster been used in Ireland it's been painted over..




    It's more than a Hobby...
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,991 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    Thanks Paul for that information. Thinking back now I can remember you mentioning at some time or another in the past on another thread, about the different and often stricter censorship adjustments that applied to posters once they reached Ireland.
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,991 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector




    The Spanish Dancer ( 1923 ). A British 1924 Double Crown poster photographed image and a U.S.A. glass slide for comparison to show a another Pola Negri dance scene in colour. Seeing that double crowns are rare I though I would share this one with you.
    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Have I mentioned how much I love her on a poster.... :)
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,991 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    Have I mentioned how much I love her on a poster.... :)
    Yes I gathered that so those images were displayed with you in mind. My good deed for the day.

    Here's another one then.



    If I was to wander into your site am I likely to find one of her posters?
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,991 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector




    These The Spanish Dancer posters were also available in the U.K. in 1924.

    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Sadly just the one...but I continue in hope every day of more long daybills with her on them coming my way!
  • PaulPaul Member, Quad Master Posts: 1,618 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    edited August 15
    Have I mentioned how much I love her on a poster.... :)
    Me too, I only have one myself. Would love some more...   I do have a signed photo also.

    It's more than a Hobby...
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,991 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

    Montmartre ( aka The Flame ) ( 1923 )  and Men ( 1924 ). These are the only Australian daybills from Pola's silent period that I have been able to locate images of, which is a pity.
    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    OH
    I'll have that one thanks Lawrence :)
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,991 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


     Pola Negri was a huge star in the 1920's and from a 1924 newspaper extract it lets us know some details from her fascinating background. 
    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Nice.  Something about her (I do love the name :) ) as well as Marie Prevost...
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,991 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    theartofmovieposters said:
    Nice.  Something about her (I do love the name :) ) as well as Marie Prevost...
     I have always liked the actors' names Red Buttons, Rip Torn and my favorite X Brands myself.
    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Rip Torn is the best name EVER!
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,991 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    The Amazing Colossal Man ( 1957 ). The syringe throwing scene from the film shown above was removed from the film when it was screened in New Zealand in the late 1950's.The New Zealand censors instructions for the film and the trailer were '' Delete view of monster spearing soldier with giant hypodermic syringe''. Not only was this scene absent in Australia, but the complete film was never screened here.
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,991 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector


    Brazil ( 1944 ). A selection of Australian poster images with the Australian daybill the only poster crediting Roy Rogers name.
    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
Sign In or Register to comment.

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.