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  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,648 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
                                                                            
                               




    This poster is certainly a mishmash combination of many images adapted from at least three, but could be up to five, different sources. All will be revealed soon.

    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,648 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    HONDO said:
                                                                         


    Now to finalise the above poster problems.

    The poster is a re-release poster most likely from either the late 1950s or early 1960s.

    I will divide this poster up inro five image sections and comment on each area.

    1 ) The images of the planes at the top of the poster are similar to those used on the original release Belgian poster as shown following below.



    2 ) The exploding plane is too modern for 1942. The actual plane used in the film on fire is shown from a scene below.

     

    3 ) The pilot lying on the ground that the six pilots are running towards origin is anyones guess as to what inspired using this.



    4 ) The six pilots running image is copied exactly the same from an actual photograph which has the following credits.
    ''American pilots of the Flying Tigers ran for their Curtis P-40 fighters, as an air raid sounded in November 1943. Associated Press.'' Charlie earlier had commrnted on this image.



    5 ) Is was the large John Wayne image that I had recognised  was from another of his films that had me look into the poster in question further. The Film was Jet Pilot ( 1957 ). An original French poster appears to have been the inspiration for the Belgian artist to use it on The Flying Tigers re-release poster artwork. 




    Lawrence
  • CharlieCharlie Member, Administrator, Moderator, Game Master Posts: 6,736 admin
    Wow!  The Jet Pilot image was a great catch...
    That second mouse in the bowl of cream we call life...
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,648 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    edited February 3


                                             Something rare and something not right anout this The Vulture ( 1966 ) poster. Any thoughts?       



                                                                           How about this Argentinean Tycoon poster image then?     
    Lawrence
  • RickRick Member Posts: 869 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Interesting to see the australian ratings stamp on The Vulture
  • jayn_jjayn_j Member, Singin Dancing Fool, Lobby Master Posts: 689 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Perhaps the Tycoon image shows Wayne in Cowboy gear.  All the other images from the film show him in business attire or with a baseball cap.
    - Jay -
    Curmudgeon in training 
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,648 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    Rick said:
    Interesting to see the australian ratings stamp on The Vulture

    A rare instance where there is proof that an a U.S.A. half -sheet was imported and used in Australia. In this instance this occured in1967. The error here was that a pre 1948 censorship snipe was applied to the poster. The snipe should have had  'Not suitable for children' on it, and not the 'Not suitable for general exhibition one that appears on the poster.
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,648 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    jayn_j said:
    Perhaps the Tycoon image shows Wayne in Cowboy gear.  All the other images from the film show him in business attire or with a baseball cap.


    The Tycoon Argentinean poster was a re-release and most likely happened in the 1960s. The above 1957 U.S.A. half-sheet of Legend Of The Lost has the exact John Wayne image that was used  by the Argentinean poster artist when designing  the Tycoon re-release poster. With the original distributor RKO Radio now out of business in the 1960s there would have been a strong chance that no original 1940's first release material was made available to the poster artist, so this is what he came up with.
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,648 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector


    Our Girl Friday ( 1953 ) daybill. Not actually a mistake here but there is something interesting about this poster. Any  thoughts?
    Lawrence
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