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Rare Alfred Hitchcock Poster Style of Young And Innocent

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


Young And Innocent ( 1937 ) ( aka The Girl Was Young in the U.S.A. ). ( State Library Of Western Australia ) (BA 3118 / 9 ) ( Display at the Theatre Royal in Perth Western Australia in 1939 ).

I have just discovered this fantastic poster image.

The image isn't credited with the style or measurements of the poster.

This poster was exhibited in Australian cinemas and is very large when when comparing it with the front of house lobby cards on either side of the poster.

What I find interesting is that there isn't a mention whatsover of Alfred Hitchcocks involvement with the film. There is what looks like silver tinsel completely attached around the poster, which has one wondering did this decoration come attached to the poster of was it added inhouse at the Grand Theatre?

As the poster one has to believe is of British origin I am thinging Paul or perhaps Bruce or John may be able to assist with establishing what type of poster this is?

The absence of the then famous Hitchcock name from the poster really has me baffled though.


Lawrence

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  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Wondering its custom made?
  • JohnJohn Member, Dealer Posts: 1,246 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    Wondering its custom made?
    Yes, those are my initial thoughts. The image doesn't look anything like Nova Pilbeam.
    John

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


    This appears in the bottom right hand corner. Unfortunately cannot make the name out.
    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Yeah, I was looking at that too!  Can't link it to any signatures I know unfortunately.
  • BruceBruce Member, Captain Movie Poster Posts: 1,041 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    I completely agree this was locally made by the specific theater. If you look at U.S. exhibitor magazine stories about theaters in large cities with elaborate displays, what is so interesting is how often they DON'T use standard posters (1-sheets, 3-sheets, etc), but rather they have home-made advertising (sometimes using cut-up standard posters). 

    It seems that the "regular posters" were more used by theaters in smaller cities and towns. They would often have a one-sheet frame, or a frame that held a one-sheet and a set of lobby cards, etc.
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  • JohnJohn Member, Dealer Posts: 1,246 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    The Holy Grail for my collection would be to find a Young and Innocent daybill but nothing has surfaced over the years.
    John

  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    John said:
    The Holy Grail for my collection would be to find a Young and Innocent daybill but nothing has surfaced over the years.
    Does that mean you have all the others?
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    edited June 17

    I was wondering about the known existance of available Alfred Hitchcock Australian first release daybills.

    My awareness of this situation, and to the best of my knowledge, is that for all Hitchcock films released from the 1920s up to 1937, only four daybills are known to exist. The available titles are The Ring, Blackmail, Champagne and The 39 Steps.

    From 1938 to his last film in 1976 there would appear to be first release daybills sited for all his films with the exceptions being of Jamaica Inn ( 1939 ) and Strangers On A Train ( 1951 ).

    I would have to be realistic in believing that daybills of his 1920's silent films and his early 1930's sound films are long shots to ever turn up. There would have to be some hope though  that Special Agent ( 1936 ), Sabotage ( 1936 ), Young And Innocent ( 1937 ) and even the original The Man Who Knew Too Much ( 1934 ) may surface one day.

    I would think out of all off the missing daybills that The Lodger ( 1927 ) would be my pick of the one that I would hope to see turn up one day.

    Post edited by HONDO on
    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Definately daybills for Strangers on a train...let me see if I can find the post here
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Chris posted this one in the Only Known Copies thread


  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    And yeah, would love to see the daybill for Lodger and Man Who Knew Too Much...oh, can you imagine!
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    Thanks Ves for the Strangers On A Train daybill image. I apparently missed seeing it at the time. The image doesn't appear to be available to locate on the thread anymore or on Google images at present as far as I can see, so I am glad you copied it off when it was posted.
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    edited June 17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The following third paragraph has been altered and updated due to new information received from Ves.

    HONDO said:

    I was wondering about the known existance of available Alfred Hitchcock Australian first release daybills.

    My awareness of this situation, and to the best of my knowledge, is that for all Hitchcock films released from the 1920s up to 1937, only four daybills are known to exist. The available titles are The Ring, Blackmail, Champagne and The 39 Steps.

    From 1938 to his last film in 1976 there would appear to be first release daybills sited for all his films with the one exception being Jamaica Inn ( 1939 ).

    I would have to be realistic in believing that daybills of his 1920's silent films and his early 1930's sound films are long shots to ever turn up. There would have to be some hope though  that Special Agent ( 1936 ), Sabotage ( 1936 ), Young And Innocent ( 1937 ) and even the original The Man Who Knew Too Much ( 1934 ) may surface one day.

    I would think out of all off the missing daybills that The Lodger ( 1927 ) would be my pick of the one that I would hope to see turn up one day.


    Lawrence
  • theartofmovieposterstheartofmovieposters Member Posts: 4,516 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    HONDO said:
    Thanks Ves for the Strangers On A Train daybill image. I apparently missed seeing it at the time. The image doesn't appear to be available to locate on the thread anymore or on Google images at present as far as I can see, so I am glad you copied it off when it was posted.
    That's a bit weird.  I can still see the image in the thread (the last page).  Actually that happens to me too sometimes.  Can't see an image then magically one day it reappears as if it never left!

  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭ Le Grande Collector
    HONDO said:
    Thanks Ves for the Strangers On A Train daybill image. I apparently missed seeing it at the time. The image doesn't appear to be available to locate on the thread anymore or on Google images at present as far as I can see, so I am glad you copied it off when it was posted.
    That's a bit weird.  I can still see the image in the thread (the last page).  Actually that happens to me too sometimes.  Can't see an image then magically one day it reappears as if it never left!

    I had previously searched here on the forum for Strangers On A Train and it  brought up three entries from  June 2018 ( page 11 ) on Only Known Copies,  where the daybill was discussed but there wasn't an image there so I searched no further on the forum.

    Have just finished having a look at the last page that you mentioned, and yes the image is there. I apparently saw this image at the time as I commented on it, but apparently I either didn't save an image, or if I did it isn't now where I can locate it. I did think possibly there was an image, but not being able to locate one I then thought maybe my mind was playing tricks so I included this title as being missing a daybill image.

     The fact is that the image on page 16 wasn't titled and therefore it cannot be found now by searching the forum search aid. This search resource is only as good as the information supplied in the first place. Images are enjoyable when first presented to the viewer, but if untitled a real struggle to local them at a later date does present a big problem for anyone trying to locate a particular title.

    My personal views only are ----I don't wish to upset anyone as it is up to the individual to whatever form the images are supplied here, but a title for each image would assist greatly in locating exactly where the images are to be found in the future. If one doesn't want to title the images, and I do realise this is sometimes time consuming, please continue to send them anyway untitled, as they do make enjoyable viewing and are an invaluable resource that one doesn't want to be deprived of. Again this is my personal opinion only in which I believe my suggestion would only improve the effectiveness of the forum's access to stored information, thus making it much easier to quickly locate images. .

    Lawrence
  • JohnJohn Member, Dealer Posts: 1,246 ✭✭✭✭ Three-Sheeter
    John said:
    The Holy Grail for my collection would be to find a Young and Innocent daybill but nothing has surfaced over the years.
    Does that mean you have all the others?
    HaHa No chance of getting them all but I really like Young and Innocent and would love something on that film. 
    John

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