Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Trade Advertisement
Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Trade Advertisement for the 1940 George King Thriller THE CHINESE BUNGALOW, based on the play by Matheson Lang and starring Paul Lukas, Jane Baxter, Robert Douglas, Kay Walsh, Wallace Douglas, Jerry Verno, Mayura, John Salew and James Woodburn.
A wealthy Chinese banker sets his sights on a pretty British singer, and eventually marries her and takes her back to Chinese Bungalow, his estate deep in the Malayan jungle. However, his frequent absences on extended business trips make his wife feel abandoned, and she soon begins an affair with a nearby plantation owner. Her husband soon finds out, and begins to plot his revenge.
The Advertisement is in very good condition with one vertical fold and staple holes.
Trade advertisements are colourful posters aimed at cinema managers, which were either slipped in, or part of, the weekly film trade journals which were available to them by subscription but were not sold to the general public. The large size Trade advertisements are about the size of US half sheet posters and have a centre fold which is usually hard to discern when flat. Most were designed to be pulled out, and some were attached by staples. Most have the date in tiny letters in one of the top corners.
The publishers own copies from the 1930’s were destroyed by fire and water damage during the Blitz and Wartime paper drives decimated those held by cinemas making them quite rare.
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