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Re: Foreign Posters

Postby RLC-GTT on Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:05 am

mrbassbone wrote:Interesting that the one was printed backwards.

It has been a constant annoyance to me that advertisers, book publishers, and the like, will at whim print a picture backwards to make it balance the design of the book or another picture. Even Sovereign Publications (a subsidiary of Batjac, I believe) printed movie stills backwards in their own lobby book for THE ALAMO. The publishers were Michael Wayne and Don LaCava (Toni's husband). The modern counterpart is how careless people are about printing photos squeezed, either due to space limitations or simply because they can't tell the difference. :roll:
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Re: Posters.

Postby NefariousNed on Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:04 am

Here's a window card from the 1967 rerelease of THE ALAMO that I had not seen before.
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Re: Foreign Posters

Postby NefariousNed on Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:16 am

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mrbassbone wrote:Interesting that the one was printed backwards.

It has been a constant annoyance to me that advertisers, book publishers, and the like, will at whim print a picture backwards to make it balance the design of the book or another picture...


Here you go, Rich.
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Re: Posters.

Postby RLC-GTT on Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:58 am

Aaaarghhhh!!!! The odd thing about this backwards printing of the picture is that its use in the ad is such that it just wouldn't have made any compositional difference if they had printed it correctly!!! :roll:
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Re: Posters.

Postby RLC-GTT on Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:01 am

Somewhere, I have an small one-column ad from the Philadelphia Bulletin for the general 1961 release of the movie that uses photos from The Last Command for battle scenes!!! :roll:
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Re: Posters.

Postby NefariousNed on Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:28 am

Interesting. This poster from Argentina seems to want to promote the romance between Crockett and Flaca,
rather than the battle.
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Re: Posters.

Postby NefariousNed on Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:42 am

This Italian Alamo poster takes the cake.
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Re: Posters.

Postby Seguin on Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:42 am

NefariousNed wrote:This Italian Alamo poster takes the cake.


Indeed it does! Now, who plays the Indian, J. Wayne or R. Widmark? :D
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Re: Posters.

Postby RLC-GTT on Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:13 am

Reminds me of the one-column ads that ran in the Philadelphia Bulletin for the general release in 1961. They were advertising the movie but the pictures were from The Last Command. It must have been that they hadn't received visuals from U.A. and just pulled out some file photos figuring nobody would know the difference. Um... I was 14, I knew immediately, and I hadn't even seen the film yet! :lol:
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Re: Posters.

Postby RLC-GTT on Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:15 am

NefariousNed wrote:Interesting. This poster from Argentina seems to want to promote the romance between Crockett and Flaca,
rather than the battle.

This is a lobby card, is it not? Not a poster. It's just one of many scenes from the movie that they used to place in their lobby card frames just like in the U.S.
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Re: Posters.

Postby cc nolen on Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:30 am

That turned photo of Bowie and his men coming in is really strange....Looks like a new gate! :shock:
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Re: Posters.

Postby Rob on Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:21 am

RLC-GTT wrote:
NefariousNed wrote:Interesting. This poster from Argentina seems to want to promote the romance between Crockett and Flaca,
rather than the battle.

This is a lobby card, is it not? Not a poster. It's just one of many scenes from the movie that they used to place in their lobby card frames just like in the U.S.

Good observation, Rich. But can you explain that damned indian! :o :shock: :lol:
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Re: Posters.

Postby RLC-GTT on Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:19 am

Rob wrote:
RLC-GTT wrote:
NefariousNed wrote:Interesting. This poster from Argentina seems to want to promote the romance between Crockett and Flaca,
rather than the battle.

This is a lobby card, is it not? Not a poster. It's just one of many scenes from the movie that they used to place in their lobby card frames just like in the U.S.

Good observation, Rich. But can you explain that damned indian! :o :shock: :lol:

Sure. Bustedluck.
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Re: Posters.

Postby Seguin on Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:16 am

Busted Luck? Of course, who else could it be. :D
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Re: Posters.

Postby cc nolen on Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:41 pm

Chief Pu'pasnowball to me! :roll:
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Re: Posters.

Postby RLC-GTT on Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:36 pm

You're gonna get a Pu'pasnowball. :lol:
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Re: Posters.

Postby cc nolen on Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:54 pm

RLC-GTT wrote:You're gonna get a Pu'pasnowball. :lol:

Being from the North, you have the advantage ;)
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Re: Posters.

Postby RLC-GTT on Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:26 am

cc nolen wrote:
RLC-GTT wrote:You're gonna get a Pu'pasnowball. :lol:

Being from the North, you have the advantage ;)

And I'm not to proud to use it either. LOL.
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Re: Posters.

Postby tman56 on Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:56 am

Actually, that's an Indian telling a vaquero that a big battle is coming.
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Re: Posters

Postby NefariousNed on Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:15 pm

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The Alamo Drafthouse in Austin's modification of a well-known poster.
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Re: Posters

Postby Alamo_Stu on Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:16 am

Great poster! Let's just have one huge brawl! :lol:
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Re: Posters

Postby fespar on Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:07 pm

Back in 1968 I bought a number of copies of this poster from the Swedish UA office.Two of them had
John Wayne with the coon-skin cap!I haven't seen one like that since then.I remember I paid 50 cents
for each poster.The huge original 3-sheet was 90 cents!!!
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Re: Posters

Postby fespar on Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:08 pm

And one from Finland!
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Re: Posters

Postby Seguin on Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:13 am

Very nice! It´s interesting to see how different the posters for the movie looked in other countries.

This Italian one must be the worst I´ve seen. I guess I must have missed the scene with the Indians. :D
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Re: Posters

Postby NefariousNed on Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:31 am

fespar wrote:Back in 1968 I bought a number of copies of this poster from the Swedish UA office.Two of them had
John Wayne with the coon-skin cap!I haven't seen one like that since then.I remember I paid 50 cents
for each poster.The huge original 3-sheet was 90 cents!!!

Was it like this one, fespar?

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Re: Posters

Postby NefariousNed on Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:57 am

Japanese promo ad, 1961
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Re: Posters

Postby RLC-GTT on Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:21 am

Highest grossing movie in Japanese cinema history, up to that time. They loved it.

Happy and Virginia Shahan were in Tokyo for some event several years later and were checking into a hotel. The Japanese hotel clerk turned the register around after happy signed it. Out loud, the clerk read, "Brackettville, Texas." He got a big grin on his face, looked up at Happy and exclaimed, "John Wayne!"
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Re: Posters

Postby fespar on Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:37 pm

The "coonskin cap"poster was identical to the one I show first,save the cap!
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Re: Posters

Postby RLC-GTT on Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:41 am

Yes, that was the less-than-high-quality version put out for "your neighborhood theater" as opposed to the more sophisticated one for the big city folks. The logic seems to have been that local yokels wouldn't identify with Davy UNLESS he wore a coonskin cap.
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Re: Posters

Postby NefariousNed on Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:51 pm

Not a Waynamo poster, but one that left a big impression when my Dad got it for me back in 1960.
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Re: Posters

Postby RLC-GTT on Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:56 pm

Interesting conglomerate of "old west" imagery. I can see why it captured you.
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Re: Posters

Postby Seguin on Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:44 am

NefariousNed wrote:Not a Waynamo poster, but one that left a big impression when my Dad got it for me back in 1960.


No wonder, it´s full of images that takes your imagination for a walk.
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Re: Posters

Postby fespar on Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:55 pm

Here's an old Alamo insert poster in very good condition.At the bottom you have the name of the theatre.Showing for only two days and only one showing per day,due to its length.
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Re: Posters

Postby RLC-GTT on Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:04 pm

fespar wrote:Here's an old Alamo insert poster in very good condition.At the bottom you have the name of the theatre.Showing for only two days and only one showing per day,due to its length.

But it says nothing about being in TODD-AO on the poster, so was it indeed the 192-minute version in 35mm.?
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Re: Posters

Postby fespar on Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:33 pm

I know that as long as they showed the original version there was only one showing a night.As soon as it was edited down they started showing it twice every evening.However,the Todd-AO not being there is strange.
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Re: Posters

Postby NefariousNed on Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:21 am

fespar wrote:Here's an old Alamo insert poster in very good condition.At the bottom you have
the name of the theatre.Showing for only two days and only one showing per day,due to its length.

Every time you think you've seen the last poster for THE ALAMO, another one pops up.

And here's yet another...
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Re: Posters

Postby fespar on Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:56 pm

Found this poster recently.I've never seen it before.You?
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Re: Posters

Postby RLC-GTT on Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:26 am

Ay! The French! :lol:
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Re: Posters

Postby Seguin on Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:30 am

Very...err...colorful! :D
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Re: Posters

Postby alamocentral on Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:10 pm

Fellas, I hope you won't find me presumptuous, but I can clear up the confusion over the foreign posters. On the previous page, Ned shows one from Mo that he hadn't seen before. It says Mammoth across the top. This is the general release
American three sheet. Ned posted another one, which he describes as the Macedonian poster. It is in fact the Yugoslav first issue. The film was released in two parts, and thus the posters say "Alamo I" and Alamo II". The one which Ned describes
as the 1967 Spanish, is in fact, the reissue Argentinian. Ned's Italian of Wayne running with the torch, is the Roadshow Italian quarto fogli (4 panel) which measures 55x78. The two brash ones underneath, are the R79 Italian large photobustas.
These came in a set of six (four 18x26...and two 26x39).
The colorful ones which everyone criticized for being backwards, are from the 1961 Roadshow Italian photobusta set. There were four 18x26 and four 26x39. They are prized highly, and hard to get a complete set of. The Yugoslav poster that
shows a rodeo cowboy is from the 1979 reissue. David's "red Indian" "insert", is the R79 Italian locondrina. Ned's 1967 reissue window card, is the last of five different window cards made for the film. Ned's BW "Argentinian", is in fact, a Road-
show French lobby card. Notice how someone has inked over the words "en Todd-AO". Peder's "Finnish" poster, is in fact the first issue Danish poster. His "old Alamo insert" is the R79 Swedish Stolpe.
Ned's recent posting of the 1960 window card, is the general release domestic window card, and the fourth style issued. Peder's recent posting that everyone seems to dislike, is the Roadshow French Locondrine. The same poster was issued for general release, but without the words, "en Todd-AO".
If you have any poster questions, I think I can answer them, without perpetuating the mislabeling that has been going on for years!
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