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A Collection of Warner Bros. "Title Lobby Cards" with Unique and/or Exceptional Artwork

 

Warner Bros. in the mid-1930s created some phenomenal original artwork for use on non-poster materials. Featuring stylish layouts, interesting treatments of text and wonderful star portraits or caricatures, these special pieces are often more interesting than the more popular one-sheet posters. These creations are also a window into the how valuable the studio considered some of these stars and how popular they were with the public in the 1930s.

 

Copy of FriscoJenny1932LRG

 

Copy of HouseOn56thStreet1933LRG

 

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*"Wow, those last three feature some really serious faces."* - smileys

 

Yep.

But isn't it nice that Lyle Talbot gets some of that "face time" on two of the cards? He seldom appears in artwork.

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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A Collection of Warner Bros. "Title Lobby Cards" with Unique and/or Exceptional Artwork

 

Warner Bros. in the mid-1930s created some phenomenal original artwork for use on non-poster materials. Featuring stylish layouts, interesting treatments of text and wonderful star portraits or caricatures, these special pieces are often more interesting than the more popular one-sheet posters. These creations are also a window into the how valuable the studio considered some of these stars and how popular they were with the public in the 1930s.

 

Copy of Colleen1936LRG

 

Copy of GirlMissing1933LRG

 

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A Collection of Warner Bros. "Title Lobby Cards" with Unique and/or Exceptional Artwork

 

Warner Bros. in the mid-1930s created some phenomenal original artwork for use on non-poster materials. Featuring stylish layouts, interesting treatments of text and wonderful star portraits or caricatures, these special pieces are often more interesting than the more popular one-sheet posters. These creations are also a window into the how valuable the studio considered some of these stars and how popular they were with the public in the 1930s.

 

Copy of BrightLights1935LRG

 

6DayBikeRider1934

 

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*"Can Nat Pendleton be far behind? Hoping, hoping, hoping..."* - lzcutter

 

Sorry to disappoint ya but all your hoping for Nat will be for naught. The few remaining cards to be posted only feature the leads - if even them.

 

*"But Frisco Jenny and House on 56th Street are my favorites so far."* - smileys

 

I like *Frisco Jenny* too. Has TCM done a "Ruth Chatterton" event lately, if ever?

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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A Collection of Warner Bros. "Title Lobby Cards" with Unique and/or Exceptional Artwork

 

Warner Bros. in the mid-1930s created some phenomenal original artwork for use on non-poster materials. Featuring stylish layouts, interesting treatments of text and wonderful star portraits or caricatures, these special pieces are often more interesting than the more popular one-sheet posters. These creations are also a window into the how valuable the studio considered some of these stars and how popular they were with the public in the 1930s.

 

Copy of MindReader1933LRG

 

Copy of BlondeCrazy1931LRG

 

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Tuesday Evening Guest Programmer Joel Grey introduces three of his favorite films including *Yankee Doodle Dandy*.

 

Yankee-Doodle-DandyHirschfeld

 

Grey has his own personal connection to the character of George M. Cohan as he portrayed the man on Broadway himself in 1968.

 

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Apologies for the Watermark

 

You can watch Joel Grey perform selections from the show during the 1974 Tony Awards here -

 

 

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It's interesting that this foreign release of a biographical film makes no mention of the subject, maybe because Eddie Duchin wasn't a film star and therefore not as well-known abroad? Anyway, the art is ultra-romantic. Moreso on the poster itself than in the original art, but it looks like they're having an actual "roll in the hay".

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*"It's interesting that this foreign release of a biographical film makes no mention of the subject, maybe because Eddie Duchin wasn't a film star and therefore not as well-known abroad?"* - DougieB

 

I don't know.

 

It is not that rare to emphisize a romance over the historical/biographical aspects of a film. But promoting *Going My Way* in this way goes a bit too far.

 

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*"That's not even close to a clerical collar."*

 

Ain't it the truth. And it is ITALIAN! It's not as if the country would have an aversion to stories about priests.

 

The best is the re-naming of *Big Jim McLain* for the Italian audience.

 

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From what I can tell, the story had nothing at all to do with the subject matter of its Italian title. (The US movie was big on being "anti-communist" which probably didn't go over well in Italy. The Communists were pretty active and accepted in post-war Italy.)

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