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  • Australian Movie Poster Artists

    Prior to the 1970s the vast majority of Australian movie posters were hand drawn lithos. They were produced through a variety of printers and the art was rarely signed so little is known about...

    • Posted October 30, 2012
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  • John Richardson: Illustrator, Movie Poster Artist, Founder of the Richardson Studio

    John Richardson: Illustrator, Movie Poster Artist, Founder of the Richardson Studio. John Richardson founded The Richardson Studio in the early 1920s. The studio produced the artwork for Paramount daybills from the 1920s to the...

    • Posted October 30, 2012
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  • White Cargo Daybill: Original or Reissue?

    Where a full colour daybill is known to exist, many dealers and collectors have often routinely made the assumption that one or two colour daybills for the same title must be reissues.
  • New Zealand Censorship Stamps 1916-1990s

    Approximately 10 years ago I heard through the movie poster grapevine that a huge collection of original movie posters was being sold off in New Zealand after the closure of a distributor.
  • Top 100 Australian Films

     The top 100 Australian Films of all time, ranked by total reported gross Australian box office as at January 2012. The no. 1 Australian film at the Australian box office is…
  • The Early Years: 1900 – 1941

    Australian daybills from this era measured approximately 15" x 40" and are commonly known as "long daybills".
  • BUtterfield 8 Daybill: Original or Re-Issue?

    BUtterfield 8 is a 1960 Metrocolor drama film directed by Daniel Mann, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Laurence Harvey. Taylor, then 28 years old, won an Academy Award for her performance. The film was based...

    • Posted October 25, 2012
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