Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Trade Advertisement for the 1936 Henry Edwards Musical SQUIBS starring Betty Balfour, Gordon Harker, Stanley Holloway, Margaret Yarde, Morris Harvey, Michael Shepley, Drusilla Wills, O.B. Clarence, Ronald Shiner, Henryetta Edwards and Olive Sloane.
Squibs, a cockney flowerseller with a father overwhelmed by gambling debts wins through with the help of assorted friends and a romantically inclined policeman
Advert artwork by A.W. Rossiter from the Star Illustration Agency.
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.
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