Rare Film Posters



Original British 11 inch x 8 1/2 inch Trade Advert for the 1952 Edition of BRITISH MOVIETONE NEWS and released by 20th Century Fox.

British Movietone News was a sound newsreel launched on 9 June 1929 by an offshoot of the US company Fox Movietone. It was the first sound newsreel to be distributed in Britain, and ran until 27 May 1979. Although natural sound was a feature of the early issues, commentaries began with issue 310 on 31 May 1935. From 1929 the editor of British Movietone News was Gerald Sanger, and although it was announced in 1935 that Sir Malcolm Campbell had replaced him as editor, Campbell was simply a figurehead and editorial control remained with Sanger as the reel’s ‘producer’. Sanger retired in 1954, and was followed as editor by Jack Ramsden, Jeff Shearley, and, finally, Peter Hampton. From 20 March 1969 it changed the name of the reel to Movietone News.

The advert is in very good condition

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