Friday, April 29, 2011

Random Collection Coolness - Australian Insert Lobby Poster


Over the years I have collected many many many different things.
Along with the 1000 movies I still have on VHS tapes. I used to
collect Lobby cards, the occasional poster ,
and lots of Autographed 8 x 10 Movie stills.

This will go GREAT with my old Lobby Cards !!

Wikipedia says :
Lobby Cards are like posters but smaller, usually 11" × 14" (but also 8" × 10" before 1930). Lobby cards are collected and their value depends on their age, quality and popularity. Typically issued in sets of eight, each featuring a different scene from the film. In unusual circumstances, some releases were promoted with larger (12 cards) or smaller sets (6 cards). "The Running Man" set, for example had only six (6) cards, whereas the earlier classic "The Italian Job" set spanned twelve photographs. Films released by major production companies experiencing financial difficulties sometimes had no accompanying "lobby set" at all. Perhaps one of the most notable examples of this scenario would be Michael Mann's cult classic Manhunter (1986), for which no USA lobby card set was ever printed. Notably, there was also no 10" x 8" colour set of cards for John Carpenter's cult horror classic Halloween (1978)
In the United Kingdom, sets of lobby cards are more typically referred to as "Front Of House" cards. However, this can sometimes also refer to black and white press photographs - in addition to the more typical 8 × 10 inch lobby card style promotional devices.

The following sizes were in common use in the United States prior to the mid-1980s, but have since been phased out of production:
One sheet, 27 inches by 41 inches (686x1040mm), portrait format (this size is one inch longer than the modern One sheet)
Display (aka Half-sheet), 22 inches by 28 inches (559x711mm), landscape format
Insert, size 14 inches by 36 inches (356x914mm), portrait format
Window Card, 14 inches by 22 inches (356x559mm), portrait format
Two sheet, 41 inches by 54 inches (1040x1370mm), either landscape format or portrait format
Three sheet, 41 inches by 81 inches (1040x2060mm), portrait format
30x40, 30 inches by 40 inches (762x1016mm), portrait format[5][6]
40x60, 40 inches by 60 inches (1016x1524mm), portrait format[5][6]
Six sheet, 81 inches by 81 inches (2060x2060mm), a square format, often printed in landscape format
Twenty four sheet, 246 inches by 108 inches (6250x2740mm), landscape format often called a billboard.

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