Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Double-Sided Trade Advertisement
Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Double-Sided Trade Advertisement for the 1939 Alfred Hitchcock Adventure JAMAICA INN, based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier and starring Charles Laughton, Leslie Banks, Emlyn Williams, Wylie Watson, Marie Ney, Robert Newton, Maureen O’Hara, Hay Petrie, Horace Hodges, Frederick Piper, Herbert Lomas, Jeanne De Casalis, A. Bromley Davenport, George Curzon, Basil Radford, Wylie Watson, Morland Graham and Mervyn Johns.
In coastal Cornwall, England, during the early 19th Century, a young woman discovers that she’s living with a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecking for profit.
The Advertisement is in very good condition. There is one vertical centre fold. There is surplus paper along the centre fold on the reverse side.
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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