Collection of original cinema lobby cards representing Mexican distribution of American-made films,... Collection of original cinema lobby cards representing Mexican distribution of American-made films,... Collection of original cinema lobby cards representing Mexican distribution of American-made films,... Collection of original cinema lobby cards representing Mexican distribution of American-made films,...

Collection of original cinema lobby cards representing Mexican distribution of American-made films, including "Gone with the Wind" and "High Sierra"

Mexican Lobby Cards]

Editorial: Paramount / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM] / Warner Brothers / United Artists, N.p., 1968
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Collection of six lobby cards amounting to a brief tour of the distribution of American cinema throughout Mexico. Featured are six items representing five films made 1939-1968 by Hollywood studios. Key to the collection are two lobby cards for Victor Fleming's 1939 film, "Gone with the Wind," and Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 film, "The Ten Commandments."Included in the collection, in chronological order:Two lobby cards for "Gone with the Wind" (1939, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer); here as "Lo Que el Viento Se Llevo." Directed by Victor Fleming, the film premiered in Atlanta on December 15, 1939, and with accounting for inflation, remains one of the highest-grossing motion pictures of all time. Present in the cards are Clark Gable, who played Rhett Butler, and Vivien Leigh, who played Scarlett O'Hara. David O. Selznick staked his reputation on the success of the movie, and his investment came back to him in spades. The film won eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, and Best Film Editing. Released in Mexico almost two years later (1941), production of these lobby cards can be attributed to that time.One lobby card for "High Sierra" (1941, Paramount Pictures); here as "Su Ultimo Refugio." Directed by Raoul Walsh and written for the screen by John Huston, and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ida Lupino. Huston and Bogart became friends on the set of the film, and Huston ultimately cast Bogart in "The Maltese Falcon," Huston's directorial debut that was released the same year. The film won a "Top Ten" award from the USA National Board of Review. Released in Mexico in April, 1941, two months after its American release. Ida Lupino is present in the card.One lobby card for "Cyrano de Bergerac" (1950, United Artists). Directed by Michael Gordon and based on Edmond Rostand's play, and starring José Ferrer, Mala Powers, and William Prince. Ferrer was born in Puerto Rico and became the first Hispanic actor to win an Academy Award (for this film). With no official release in Mexico, the date of production can be attributed to 1951, at the earliest, indicated by an image of an Academy Award at the top of the card. Ferrer is present in the card.One lobby card for "The Ten Commandments" (1956, Paramount Pictures); here as "Los Diez Mandamientos." Directed by Cecil B. DeMille, and starring Charlton Heston as Moses, Yul Brynner as Ramses, and Anne Baxter as Nefretiri. Several other noted actors, including Edward G. Robinson and John Derek, as well as Debra Paget, and Yvonne De Carlo, also contributed supporting roles. The film won several awards, and Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Effects, Cinematography, Costume Design, Sound, and Film Editing. Heston would star in a similar epic a few years later, a little gem titled "Ben Hur," directed by William Wyler. With no official release in Mexico, the date of production can be attributed to 1959, at the earliest, when the film was released in Spain. Heston is present in the card, with staff and outstretched arms.One lobby card for "Barbarella" (1968, Paramount Pictures). Directed and written for the screen by Roger Vadim, starring a scantily clad Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, and Anita Pallenberg. This is erotic science fiction at its most groovy. Fonda was nominated for a Golden Laurel in 1970 for Best Female Comedy Performance. Released in Mexico in 1969. Several scenes from the film are present in the card. American film distribution in Mexico was at its peak after The Golden Age of Hollywood, roughly 1940 through 1970, and this collection offers a peak at some of the advertising methods utilized during that time. Though not dissimilar, foreign film posters, lobby cards, even pressbooks often display brighter colors, illustration in place of photographic images, and creative fonts, occupying a certain niche in film ephemera. All cards measure 12.5 x 16.5 inches; all Very Good plus or better, with pinholes at the corners. N° de ref. de la librería 130654

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Título: Collection of original cinema lobby cards ...

Editorial: Paramount / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM] / Warner Brothers / United Artists, N.p.

Año de publicación: 1968

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