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What Happened To The Australian Daybills?

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  • CSM_2_Point_0CSM_2_Point_0 Member, Super Sleuth Posts: 1,333 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    edited March 13
    HONDO said:
    I am 90% sure an Aussie one sheet for Man They Could Not Hang was listed on eBay for a very long time.  The seller may have been memphis777.  It looked basically just like the US poster pictured here - but, not having any foresight into this thread's eventual existence, I never saved a pic ;)

    I concur with Chris.  I am sure I have seen an aussie one sheet SOMEWHERE, but like Chris...who the feck knew to keep a copy of the image!


    Hopefully one day the image will turn up for us to see.

    Another Karloff film title then a Lugosi to follow it. After that would you like to see obscure PRC, Monogram and other obscure poverty row titles or some classic film titles, such as in the genre of musicals and film noir ?

    It's back...




    -Chris

    There's a street of lights

    A long dark night
    Restaurant scenes
    And dark machines...

  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector




      Impressive design. if an australian daybill ever surfaces it should be a beauty.   



    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    HONDO said:
    HONDO said:


    Killer's Kiss ( 1955 ) directed by Stanley Kubrick  &  Odds Against Tomorrow ( 1959 ) directed by Robert Wise.How rare would the very low budget Killer's Kiss have to be? Odds Against Tomorrow is a great film noir movie, filmed in black and white on location in New York City. I am not surprised a daybill for Killer's Kiss hasn't turned up, but I thought Odds Against Tomorrow daybills  have to be out there somewhere.



    Odds Against Tomorrow daybill image recently revealed by Sven on another thread. Gloria Grahame pictured on the insert but Shelly winters appears on the daybill. Both posters effective for this great film. .



    Both the Australian daybill and Australian one sheet of Killer's Kiss. The O.S. is from Ves, but not sure where the daybill image originated from though.

    Slowly but surely the daybill images are turning up, but there are still a lot not sighted yet, including some very known titles from the 1950s.
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    HONDO said:

    Jack The Ripper ( 1959 ) U.S.A. insert & Valley Of The Dragons ( 1961 ) U.S.A. insert. Another two films that I would like to find daybills images of.



    A daybill image of Valley Of The Dragons ( 1961 ) has surfaced on Bruce's website. Another missing daybill title found that now can be crossed off the missing daybill list,

    Jack The Ripper is surely still lurking out there somewhere, and that one has to hopeful that it will imerge into the light one day.
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector


    Desert Victory ( 1943 ). A British documentary film. U.S.A. release one sheet and insert posters.




    A poster of the film uncredited from the image source, but I am certain it is from the U.K. release, possibly from the film makers themselves. Australian newspaper advertisement stating the film as a GBD release. As the film was 60 minutes in length and released by a major distributor in Gaumont - British- Dominions / 20th Century Fox in Australia there certainly should have been a daybill and other poster size material printed. One would certainly hope this piece of World War 11 poster history will turn up in one form or another in the future.  
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    edited June 13


    The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery ( 1959 ) U.S.A. insert. The film stars Steve McQueen just prior to finding fame in The Magnificent Seven ( 1960 ). Should be a desirable daybill somewhere out there hopefully to surface soon.

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    Luxury Liner ( 1933 ). This is what a copy of a colourful Paramount long daybill will look like if one every turns up. Trimmed at the top here for display purposes.

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    Popeye The Sailot Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves ( 1937 ). Originally in 2016 on another thread I had included about a half of the above image which was all that was located at that time, and thinking then that the poster may have been of an Australian one sheet.

    Now with this newly located full image we can now see the poster is of an Australian long daybill with a similar design used on the above Swedish film poster. The daybill being a Richardson Studio design has me thinking it would be a nice colourful poster hopefully to turn up one day.
    Lawrence
  • SvenSven Member Posts: 2,383 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    Hi Lawrence, here's a pic of Great St Louis Bank Robbery


  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    edited June 13

    Thanks for the The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery image Sven. You seem to be good at finding very rare absent images. I remember you displayed a missing Three Crooked Men daybill image on another thread that I was after, not too long ago.

    Was the '' Never before in Police annals! Never before in Police history! tagline, that appeared on the original U.S.A. insert poster left off the australian daybill simply due to space limitations or was it possibly due to Australian censorship concerns one has to wonder? The remainder of the daybill poster's images and credits are almost the same as they appear on the insert.

    An interesting point is that there isn't a printer's credit appearing on the daybill. Around the very late 1950s and the early 1960s for around three years United Artists had a lot of their posters printed by uncredited  printer/s and the quality of the artwork varied somewhat.



    Two examples shown above with varying results are Separate Tables ( good ) and The Magnificent Seven ( terrible ). 
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    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector

    Is anyone aware of the existance of a full colour daybill image of the Garbo Film Anna  Karenina ( 1935 ) ?
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    HONDO said:

    Is anyone aware of the existance of a full colour daybill image of the Garbo Film Anna  Karenina ( 1935 ) ?
    As I haven't heard from anyone stating that they have seen a daybill, I would have to believe then that this backs up my research that has come up empty in trying to locate an original full colour daybill image of Anna Karenina ( 1935 ).




    ( Trove )

    The above is a photographed copy of the original daybill alowing us to see what the design looks like. Also appearing above is an original  Australian herald showing similar style artwork.
    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Oh that would be pretty.  AMUSU seemed to have saved quite a few stunners over the years!

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