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  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Henry Aldrich Swings it 10 x30 sans Richardson Studio credit.


    Andy my only MGM 10x30, off to see what else is out there:

    Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo


  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited May 31
    Argh...how could I forget....Lost in a Harem:



    A quick scan of Bruce's auction history I see about half a dozen or so MGM's.  GASLIGHT!  Noice!
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    Henry Aldrich Swings it 10 x30 sans Richardson Studio credit.


    HONDO said:
    Five Graves to Cairo - I can't remember where I got the image from.
    Nice rare image of Five Graves To Cairo. Thanks for revealing it Ves.

    As I had thought it turns out to be 10 x 30 in size. 

    The interesting thing here is that the poster doesn't have Richardson Studio name appearing on the poster. I earlier had mentioned that Aerial Gunner also had the Richardson Studio credit missing off its 10 x 30 daybill. This prompted me to check other 10 x 30 Paramounr daybills from around that period of time. I then also found the Salute For Three daybill was missng the Richadson credit also.

    What these three titles of Aerial Gunner, Five Graves To Cairo and Salute For Three have in common is that they were all printed by Offset Print around the same time in late 1943. This would certainly lead me to think that there would be at least one other Paramount 10 x 30 daybill image from around that period of time that is yet to surface, that also should be minus the Richardson Credit. Just out of interest the vast majority of Paramount 10 x 30 original colour daybills were printed by Hollander and Govett followed then by Simmons. Offset, apart from a small amount of colour Richardsons along with the non richardson photograpic styles. mainly created full colour 10 x 30 daybills for MGM. 




    Thanks for the Henry Aldrich Swings It ( 1943 ) image, and again this poster is also from Offset Print and without the Richardson Studio credit. This film was released in Australia in late 1943 so perhaps it was designed and printed along with the previous mentioned three titles at the same time from a 40 x 30 sheet.

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




    Five Graves To Cairo is the earliest 10 x 30 Paramount daybill used for an Australian release in September 1943 and Bring on The Girls the last  Paramount 10 x 30 daybill used for an Australian release in August 1945 that I confirm at this time took place. 
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    edited June 7
                                                                                                                                            




    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
  • RickRick Member Posts: 899 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector


      




     feast your eyes on the following images.



    ( State Library Of Western Australia ) ( BA 3118 / 39 ). Grand Theatre Perth, Western Australia advertising the screening of King Kong in 1934.





    ( State Library Of Western Australia ) ( BA 3118 / 40 ).  The Grand Theatre Perth, Western Australia foyer display for King Kong in 1934. 

    Let's give you a more detailed look at the great advertising the theatre used to promote King Kong..



    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    WOW!  That is simply stunning!
  • MattMatt Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 5,579 admin
    Awesome images but where's the freaking daybill!!!!
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Matt said:
    Awesome images but where's the freaking daybill!!!!
    Some people are never happy!  :D
  • MattMatt Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 5,579 admin
    Grumpy old men never are! :p
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector





     









    The above are either advertisements published in  Everyone's trade magazine in July 1933 that are advertising that King Kong was a coming attraction, or are newspaper advertisements placed for early screenings in July 1933 at the Capitol Melbourne Theatre Victoria and at the Civic Theatre Newcastle N.S.W. in August 1933.

    You will notice that all images have the special Censorship warning classification appearing on them. Two of the Capitol censorship advertisements have also added either '' and Not Suitable for General Exhibition''  or '' and approved as Not Suitable for General Exhibition'' following  after the main censorship classification. 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               What followed later on regarding this censorship rating will be revealed shortly.
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector



     





    King Kong was first screened in Melbourne Victoria on July 15 1933 featuring the special censorship warning on all publicity material and also on the screen preceeding the showing of the film in the cinema.

    Sydney NSW screenings at the State Theatre commenced the following month on August 19 1933. All publicity up to the 17th of Ausust, which was two days before the film opened, carried the special censorship warning. On the day beFore the Sydney opening this special censorship warning was removed and replaced by Suitable Only For Adults in publicity usage.

    After this for the screenings of King Kong throughout its very successful Australian season the Suitable Only For Adults was commonly used, but a good deal of cinemas that screened the film continued to use the original special censorship warning material that had been supplied to them when promoting and advertising the film in newspapers and other media sources.  





    The above cinemas complied to the application of the altered censorship rating of Suitable Only for adults in newspaper advertising.




    Even as late as in March 16 in the following year 1934 when this newspaper advertisement was placed  for two screeningd in a small country town in Western Australia, the original classification was still being used.


    What occured above makes very interesting reading, but I wonder what happened between 1933 and 1936 that had the Federal film censor change his mind, and to again allocate special film censorship ratings to be applied to Dracula's Daughter ( 1936 ) and also The Walking Dead ( 1936 ).

     It was the same chief censor Creswell O'reilly that did the backdown in 1933 with King Kong that was responsible in allocating the two new special censorship variations of  '' Censorship Certificate - Suitable only for adults.. except the highly nervous''  and ''Censorship Warning.. nervous and excitable people should avoid this '' Horror picture'' ''.

    Were there any other films classified in this similar manner? If there were I am not aware of any.




    One of many fascinating pieces of information regarding Australian film history that I am pleased to have briught to light.




    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Fascinating is right!  Thanks for the wonderful information.
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  • RickRick Member Posts: 899 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    wish i had some daybills for these titles. Is there an image for the 1930s original release of King Kong daybill or one-sheet?
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    Rick said:
    wish i had some daybills for these titles. Is there an image for the 1930s original release of King Kong daybill or one-sheet?

     

    The only images of the one sheet I have been able to locate from the 1933 Australian release. Sorry but nothing found for the original daybill though to show what the daybill looked like..


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


      

    MOVIE POSTER ARTISTS

                                           
    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Oh wowee! A pet passion for me.  Cant wait!
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