Saturday, 18 May 2013

Film Posters 1913 - 1929

I have featured posters on here from time to time, but having a digital archive of over 2000 vintage and modern posters all types, I thought I'd start employing some more on this blog, starting with a film poster from a hundred years ago in 1913, and then up to 1929.

From the 1910s through to the 1940s film studios developed their own artwork styles for their movie posters and used well-known artists and illustrators. The films were black and white but the studios recognised the attraction of colour in the publicity. 

Originally the posters were produced for the exclusive use by the theatres exhibiting the film the poster was created for, and the copies of the posters were required to be returned to the distributor after the film left the theatre. Very few posters from this period survive because the paper was recycled during the depression years and WW2.

1913 The Last Days of Pompeii

1914 Pierre of the Plains

1914 The Jungle

1916 Intolerance

1917 Cleopatra

1917 The Pinch Hitter

1917 The Pride of the Clan

1917 The Regenerates

1918 Over the Top

1921 A Private Scandal

1921 Sham

1921 The Off-Shore Pirate

1921 Through the Back Door

1922 Fair Lady

1922 French Heels

1922 Rent Free

1922 The Face in the Fog

1923 Black Oxen

1923 Fury

1923 Pure Grit

1923 Rosita

1923 The Speed King

1923 Where the North Begins

1924 40 Horse Hawkins

1924 A Sainted Devil

1924 Excitement

1924 That French Lady

1924 The Flaming Crisis

1924 Three Weeks

1924 White Man

1924 White Man

1924 Wine

1925 Cupid's Victory

1925 The Half Way Girl

1926 Mannequin

1926 The Scarlet Letter

1926 The Son of the Sheik

1927 The Gaucho

1927 Wings

1928 A Woman of Affairs

1928 Laugh, Clown, Laugh

1928 Moran of the Marines

1928 The Last Command

1928 The Wedding March

1928 Three Weekends

1929 Dangerous Curves

1929 His First Command

1929 The Wild Party

1929 Weary River



1 comment:

  1. Very nice collection, colorful and inspiring!
    Tnx for sharing!

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