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HAROLD AND MAUDE Daybill Movie Poster Original or Reissue? image

HAROLD AND MAUDE Daybill Movie Poster Original or Reissue?

23 Jul 2022 | Added by John Reid | 0 Comments

Harold and Maude is a much loved classic and original Australian daybills are highly desirable but quite scarce.


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BULLITT Daybill Movie Poster Original or Reissue?

22 Jul 2022 | Added by John Reid | 0 Comments

Original Daybills for Bullitt are amongst the most sought after of all daybill movie posters from the 1960s but there has always been some confusion about the chronology of the pink and the orange styles.


THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Daybill Movie Poster Original or Reissue? image

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Daybill Movie Poster Original or Reissue?

21 Nov 2021 | Added by John Reid | 0 Comments

The Taming of The Shrew, directed by Franco Zeffirelli and was the fifth of eleven movies in which Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starred together.


THE PARENT TRAP Daybill Movie Poster Original or Reissue? image

THE PARENT TRAP Daybill Movie Poster Original or Reissue?

11 Apr 2021 | Added by John Reid | 0 Comments

The Parent Trap was released in 1961 and featured the very popular Hayley Mills playing a dual role as twin sisters trying to reunite their divorced parents. The two daybills, pictured below are both full colour and both rare. However, when you look closely, the daybill on the left carries a notation in small print …


NEW SIZE Daybill Movie Posters – the change to the new format in 1941 image

NEW SIZE Daybill Movie Posters – the change to the new format in 1941

11 Mar 2021 | Added by John Reid | 0 Comments

In late 1941, Australian daybills started being printed in a smaller format due to the paper shortage during WWII. Prior to 1941, daybills measured 15″ x 40″ and are now referred to as “long Daybills”. Only two long daybills were able to be printed from a sheet. The new reduced size format of approx 13″ …


SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Daybill Movie Poster Original or Reissue? image

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Daybill Movie Poster Original or Reissue?

11 Mar 2021 | Added by John Reid | 0 Comments

Saturday Night Fever was first released in 1977/8 with an “R” rating in Australia due to some language that was regarded as offensive and some risque scenes. . Paramount purchased the soundtrack and was keen to attract a wider audience to the film so they edited six minutes out of the original film, giving it a PG rating. T


The Overlanders Daybill Movie Poster Original or Reissue? image

The Overlanders Daybill Movie Poster Original or Reissue?

9 Feb 2021 | Added by John Reid | 0 Comments

The Overlanders daybill that is pictured on the left was generally thought of as the first release but when another version turned up, some collectors questioned whether the more common daybill might have been a reissue. An original Press Book was recently found and that proves that two styles of daybill were produced for the …


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New Customs regulations for Buyers in the UK and Europe coming soon

20 Dec 2020 | Added by John Reid | 0 Comments

As a result of upcoming changes to Customs requirements in the UK and Europe, we may not be able to ship to your destination. Please email us first before ordering.   Impact of the new regulations on Buyers   VAT will have to be paid at point of purchase for all purchases £0 – £135. …


LARA PARKER Autographs and Original Daybill for Race with the Devil image

LARA PARKER Autographs and Original Daybill for Race with the Devil

10 Dec 2020 | Added by John Reid | 0 Comments

LARA PARKER Autographed some original daybills for us in Los Angeles on 1st Feb 2020. She is probably best known for her role as Angelique in Night of Dark Shadows and the four novels that she has written based on her character. She also starred in Race with the Devil with Peter Fonda and we …


CHRISTOPHER ATKINS Autographs and Original Daybill for The Blue Lagoon image

CHRISTOPHER ATKINS Autographs and Original Daybill for The Blue Lagoon

29 Nov 2020 | Added by John Reid | 0 Comments

CHRISTOPHER ATKINS autographed an original Australian daybill for The Blue Lagoon for us in Burbank, California on 1st Feb 2020. Interestingly, Lou Diamond Phillips and Sean Penn both auditioned for the role and Matt Dillon turned it down, despite being the original choice.


DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Daybill Movie Poster Original or Reissue? image

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Daybill Movie Poster Original or Reissue?

26 Nov 2020 | Added by John Reid | 0 Comments

One of the first things to check when dating Australian movie posters is the censorship details. They can often give a clue as to whether a poster is original or a re release. In the case of Doctor Zhivago, the film was released in 1965 so the censorship rating should be “Not Suitable for Children”. …