Rare Film Posters



Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Trade Advertisement for the 1941 Edward Sutherland Musical ONE NIGHT IN THE TROPICS, based on the novel “Love Insurance” by Earl Derr Biggers and starring Allan Jones, Nancy Kelly, Bud Abbott & Lou Costello, Robert Cummings, Mary Boland, Leo Carrillo, William Frawley and Peggy Moran.

A comedy film noteworthy for being the film debut of Abbott and Costello. They are listed as supporting actors but steal the picture with five of their classic routines, including an abbreviated version of “Who’s On First?”

The Advertisement is in very good condition with one vertical centre fold.

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.

Availability: 1 in stock


Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Trade Advertisement