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Free download Reel Art: Great Posters from the Golden Age of the Silver Screen æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free The four decades between 1910 and 1950 were the golden age of the American movie poster an era when wonderful films wer promoted through the talents of legendary illustrators like Thomas Hart Benton Norman Rockwell Howard Chandler Chris. A pretty cool coffee table book for those with an appreciation for classic cinema

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Free download Reel Art: Great Posters from the Golden Age of the Silver Screen æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free D entire sides of multi storey buildings Hollywood knew that the right image could seduce millions past the box office and into the theatre Today such graphics fetch five figure prices from collectors seeking a Casablanca or a King Kong. Sublime look at posters from classic American films

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Free download Reel Art: Great Posters from the Golden Age of the Silver Screen æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ty and Jmes Montgomery Flagg as well as a small army of unknowns It was a time when big studios lavished fortunes on poster campaigns from modest one sheets posted on neighbourhood fences to the gargantuan forty eight sheets that usurpe. Between 1925 and 1950 the average weekly movie attendance in the United States soared to 95000000 and weekly box office receipts peaked at close on a staggering two million dollars One of the reasons for this was that gloriously illustrated movie posters bombarded the eye from every possible vantage point they were seen in brilliantly lighted theatre lobbies on billboards brick walls roofs fences buses and even on taxi cab wheel covers Undoubtedly these images helped seduce the audience into the cinemasAlthough the art of the movie poster stemmed from such as handbills and posters for Wild West shows carnivals the popular stage and the circus a certain CB De Mille felt that its antecedents stretched back to the Greeks Egyptians and Romans who painted warnings and notices on city gates temples and tombs And who could not go along with CBBut the movie poster truly harks back to the ebullient theatrical posters of Frenchman Jules Cheret 1836 1932 An Austrian Alois Senefelder had discovered the basic principles of lithography and in 1858 Cheret produced his first coloured lithograph Orphee and Enfers Cheret s technical mastery continued and became so popular that by 1896 poster collecting had swept EuropeBy then Cheret had produced a lithographic poster for a short film Projections Artistiues and in 1892 he had designed a splendid poster Pantomimes Lumineuses for Emile Reynaud s Theatre Optiue Pantomimes ran for nine years and during that time 500000 spectators thrilled to moving images painted on celluloid strips run through a projectorThus the catalyst for the American movie poster industry had been launched even though it was 10 years later before the American Entertainment Company circulated a poster of a movie audience watching an onscreen brass band The production of this poster showed that lithographic companies had recognised a new source of revenue in the movie market Posters for such as Edwin S Porter s The Great Train Robbery followed in 1903 the poster industry was launchedHowever it was not until World War I that the billboard poster s full advertising potential was realised With artists such as Charles Dana Gibson Joseph C Leyendecker and James Montgomery Flagg contributed to Liberty Bond and other propaganda drives and in the War s wake outdoor advertising suddenly became big businessThe movie moguls recognised their audiences tastes cinemas were upgraded movies were growing bigger and elaborate and the studio heads were out to make sure that the public knew it Highly colourful posters became the order of the day Initially there were one sheet posters with Paramount claiming that they produced 20000 such for what they termed big pictures and by the 1930s there were various formats such as the three sheet the six sheet the 12 sheet the 24 sheet and even 48 sheets were not unheard of This reminds me of when I was a youngster and each week when the film changed at the cinema a bill poster would mount a ladder with a bucket of paste and carefully paste the new film offering over the old one applying sheet after sheet on the billboard I often wondered how they matched the image up so wellThis book presents 271 images of some great movie posters from Edwardian days when the style was uite different from the vibrant examples of say the 1930s and 1940s My favourites are probably the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers posters although I do like the one for State s Attorney for it features one of my favourite and perhaps one of the most melodramatic actors in full face John Barry The iron door is closed from one movie I remember and two frightening posters for the 1931 version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Having said that all the images are great and have their own particular charm Robert Donat in The Thirty Nine Steps WC Fields in It s a Gift Hallelujah a King Vidor production the Marx Brothers A Night at the Opera et al and this is most certainly a book for browsing time and time again

  • Hardcover
  • 342
  • Reel Art: Great Posters from the Golden Age of the Silver Screen
  • Richard Allen
  • English
  • 24 February 2020
  • 9780896598690