Rare Film Posters

SILVER RIVER

£49.50

Original British 11 inch x 8 1/2 inch Trade Advertisement from Kinematograph Weekly for the 1948 Raoul Walsh Western SILVER RIVER, based on a novel by Stephen Longstreet and starring Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Thomas Mitchell and Bruce Bennett.

After Mike McComb is booted out of the cavalry, he becomes riverboat gambler and silver mine owner in Nevada.

On the reverse is the 1947 Victor Saville Drama GREEN DOLPHIN STREET, based on a novel “Green Dolphin Country” by Elizabeth Goudge and starring Van Heflin, Lana Turner and Donna Reed.

A young man loved by two sisters becomes a naval officer and sails to New Zealand, where he drunkenly writes a marriage proposal to the wrong sister, profoundly affecting the life of the other.

Advert art by Jacques Kapralik (1906 – 1960).
Kapralik was a commercial artist and caricaturist whose art was used in the promotion of motion pictures throughout Hollywood’s Golden Era of the 1930s-1950s. Born in Romania in 1906, Kapralik first worked for various European newspapers, drawing cartoons and caricatures of famous Europeans and important events. In 1936, Kapralik immigrated to the United States. He first provided celebrity caricatures for various newspaper columns focusing on Hollywood gossip and events.

Kapralik was fortunate to work during a time considered the Golden Age of Hollywood and a zenith for celebrity caricatures. Movie studios were putting increased focus and publicity on their stars, attempting to make them household names. Kapralik’s output of celebrity caricatures increased as he left the newspaper world and began working for movie studios such as RKO, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Universal, and MGM, creating likenesses of Cary Grant, Greta Garbo, and Lucille Ball, among many others. He developed a distinctive and highly recognizable style for his studio publicity work, much of which was shown primarily in press kits and trade magazines such MGM’s Lion’s Roar Magazine, as well as the weekly Pictorial Review newspaper insert.

The Advertisement is in very good condition.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 11 inch x 8 1/2 inch Trade Advertisement from Kinematograph Weekly