Treasure Trove of Vintage Posters

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Treasure Trove of Vintage Posters

Unread post by bobfells » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:00 pm

They say that timing is everything and I had not planned this but I just came across an ebay seller who is offering a huge collection of vintage posters, mostly one sheets (27x 41 inches), representing overseas releases of American films (and quite a number of vintage foreign films too). The good news is that the artwork is substantially different from what we're used to seeing for the U.S. release of many of these films, and some are quite distinctive. The bad news? These "Buy It Now" offerings are very pricey - the lowest are in the high $100s and many are in the $1,000s.

But with our new Image Gallery beckoning, I thought you'd like to see some popular names that N'ville residents never can get too much of:

Anybody know which Lloyd film this posters refers to?
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I believe this is LIVING ON VELVET:
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John Gilbert's best talkie, DOWNSTAIRS:
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Is that German wording in there?
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THE CROWD, of course:
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Artists usually didn't bother to capture the likeness of a new star:
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Just for Gagman:
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FEEL MY PULSE:
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WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS:
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My fav Keaton Talkie, THE PASSIONATE PLUMBER:
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BEYOND THE ROCKS:
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THE DEVIL'S CIRCUS, another early star portrait that doesn't much resemble its subject:
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Was this the foreign language edition?
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Maybe this will remind Warners Archives to release this one:
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THE WHISTLE:
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and there's lots more.
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Unread post by Arndt » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:06 am

The poster for LOVE does not have German writing. It seems like Swedish to me.
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Unread post by Penfold » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:35 am

The Harold Lloyd.....Back To The Woods ????
I could use some digital restoration myself...

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Unread post by CoffeeDan » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:49 am

I think the Harold Lloyd poster might be AMONG THOSE PRESENT . . . :mrgreen:

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Unread post by Richard Finegan » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:13 am

bobfells wrote: Just for Gagman:
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Hey, gagman's not the only Colleen Moore fan here! Me too!
By the way, note the misspelling of the star's name on this poster.

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Unread post by SteppenBow59 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:24 pm

Richard Finegan wrote:
bobfells wrote: Just for Gagman:
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Hey, gagman's not the only Colleen Moore fan here! Me too!
By the way, note the misspelling of the star's name on this poster.
The spelling of Colleen's name as "Collen" actually makes sense. After all, when it comes to her, we're always callin' for more...

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Unread post by Gagman 66 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:48 am

Everyone,

:) Thanks guys. Here's COLLEEN (Fox. 1927), but it is a movie Starring Madge Bellamy! Not Colleen Moore.

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:) One of my favorite foreign posters for LILAC TIME. Just wonderful.

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Unread post by Rollo Treadway » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:44 am

The French Harold Lloyd poster is indeed for Among Those Present.

As Arndt correctly surmised, that Love poster hails from Sweden, and so do several others in this thread. The Kay Francis poster (Hennes livs hemlighet) is Give Me Your Heart.

Some of the Swedish titles translated back into English:

Give Me Your Heart (Hennes livs hemlighet - ”The Secret in her Life”)

The Crowd (En av de många - ”One Among the Many”)

Lilac Time (Når syrenerna blomma - ”When Lilacs are in Bloom”)

Flirting with Love (Moralens väktare - ”Guardian of Morality”!)

Two more from Sweden (14 dagars frist - "14 Days' Deadline" - is Stranded):

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Unread post by Rollo Treadway » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:58 am

Colleen Moore film posters done in the style of John Held Jr, the quintessential jazz age cartoonist. The real Held Jr had done a book cover for F. Scott Fitzgerald, "the spark that lit up Flaming Youth").

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Unread post by Rollo Treadway » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:01 am

"Oh, just one more thing" - a poster featuring Colleen's still living co-star:

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Unread post by Gagman 66 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:11 pm

Rollo,

:) Thanks for the Colleen posters. Here is an interesting title from 1924. :wink:

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Unread post by Gagman 66 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:58 pm

:shock: Get a load of these two> From 1924 and 1927 respectively.

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Unread post by CoffeeDan » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:57 am

Rollo Treadway wrote:John Held Jr, the quintessential jazz age cartoonist, did some posters for Colleen's films - and fittingly, he also did a book cover for F. Scott Fitzgerald, "the spark that lit up Flaming Youth").
Ironically, none of these posters are the work of John Held, Jr.! The posters for HER WILD OAT are the work of Harry Beckoff, one of Held's better imitators. I don't know who did the posters for NAUGHTY BUT NICE, but it's more than likely they are not Held's work, because they are not signed. Held was all too aware of his many imitators, which is why he signed his own work and insisted that his signature stand.

He did go west around 1928 and turned out a lot of work for MGM. I've seen his posters and/or sheet music art for such pictures as SO THIS IS COLLEGE, NOT SO DUMB, MARIANNE, THE GIRL SAID NO, and the 1930 GOOD NEWS.

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Unread post by Rollo Treadway » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:48 am

CoffeeDan wrote: Ironically, none of these posters are the work of John Held, Jr.!
Dan, thanks for the information. They certainly had me fooled! I think the Naughty but Nice poster with the blue background may be the most blatant rip-off among these.

Now for some real Held, Jr:

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Unread post by Gagman 66 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:40 pm

:) Yes, believe it or not the Redhead on this poster is Colleen Moore as Tom's leading lady. They made several films together. None that survive as far as I know.

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Unread post by Gagman 66 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:42 pm

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LOVERS (1927)

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Unread post by Gagman 66 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:36 pm

:) Another nice Tom Mix poster. This time with Natalie Kingston as his leading lady. Don't have a year on this.


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Unread post by Gagman 66 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:41 pm

:oops: Alright maybe we can figure out what this movie is?

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Unread post by Penfold » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:40 am

It is La Femme Nue......imdb don't have an English title for it. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019172/ ...... it translates as The Naked Woman or Lady.....though some of the DoN's here may know more....
I could use some digital restoration myself...

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Unread post by Frederica » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:53 am

Penfold wrote:It is La Femme Nue......imdb don't have an English title for it. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019172/ ...... it translates as The Naked Woman or Lady.....though some of the DoN's here may know more....
It does translate as that, but Christine would know if it's an idiom, I don't. It was released in France in December of 1926, and in the U.S. as The Model From Montmartre in September of 1928.
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Unread post by Rollo Treadway » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:02 pm

Penfold wrote:La Femme Nue ... it translates as The Naked Woman or Lady
Encyclopedia Britannica names the source material, Henry Bataille's play, as
La Femme nue (1908; “The Nude Woman”), considered by many his best play
That seems to indicate it was produced in GB and/or the US under that title, though it could just be the encyclopedia's direct translation of the title.

Miss Naldi got around in those days, that same year she starred in the only Hitchcock feature that's missing, The Mountain Eagle (released in the US as "Fear O' God"!)
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Unread post by Frederica » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:23 pm

Rollo Treadway wrote: Encyclopedia Britannica names the source material, Henry Bataille's play, as
La Femme nue (1908; “The Nude Woman”), considered by many his best play
That seems to indicate it was produced in GB and/or the US under that title, though it could just be the encyclopedia's direct translation of the title.
See previous response.
Miss Naldi got around in those days, that same year she starred in the only Hitchcock feature that's missing, The Mountain Eagle (released in the US as "Fear O' God"!)
No it wasn't, the U.S. release title was also The Mountain Eagle. The "Fearogod" thing is an error made by Peter Noble in his original Hitchcock filmography.
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Unread post by Penfold » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:45 pm

It played in London's Theatre Royal in 1910 under the title "Dame Nature". It seems there was a 1914 Italian version too La Donna Nuda released as The Naked Truth in the US.....
I could use some digital restoration myself...

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Unread post by bobfells » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:14 pm

Lest we forget the American folklore equivalent of Grimm's Fairy Tales (or something like that):

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Unread post by Gagman 66 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:41 pm

:o This picture is rapidly racing up the ranks of my most wanted list of Lost films.

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Unread post by Roseha » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:32 pm

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I can't read the signature if there is one, but the seller is claiming that this Go West illustration was originally a John Held Jr. poster for Buster. Apparently he also did one for Battling Butler.
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Unread post by sepiatone » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:12 pm

Rollo Treadway wrote:"Oh, just one more thing" - a poster featuring Colleen's still living co-star:

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God Bless Mickey, always loved him.
This is a beautiful trace art poster of an actual scene I think most of us are familiar with

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Unread post by Michael O'Regan » Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:13 am

Those Universal Horror posters are wonderful, particularly Werewolf of London.

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Unread post by FrankFay » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:30 pm

CoffeeDan wrote:
Rollo Treadway wrote:John Held Jr, the quintessential jazz age cartoonist, did some posters for Colleen's films - and fittingly, he also did a book cover for F. Scott Fitzgerald, "the spark that lit up Flaming Youth").
Ironically, none of these posters are the work of John Held, Jr.! The posters for HER WILD OAT are the work of Harry Beckoff, one of Held's better imitators. I don't know who did the posters for NAUGHTY BUT NICE, but it's more than likely they are not Held's work, because they are not signed. Held was all too aware of his many imitators, which is why he signed his own work and insisted that his signature stand.

He did go west around 1928 and turned out a lot of work for MGM. I've seen his posters and/or sheet music art for such pictures as SO THIS IS COLLEGE, NOT SO DUMB, MARIANNE, THE GIRL SAID NO, and the 1930 GOOD NEWS.
I think the NAUGHTY BUT NICE with the blue background could be a pretty close crib from Held- it's so close to his work that Moore's head on that body is a bit jarring.
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