Rare Film Posters


Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Trade Advertisement for the 1936 Stephen Roberts Mystery Comedy STAR OF MIDNIGHT, based on the novel by Arthur Somers Roche and starring William Powell, Ginger Rogers, Paul Kelly, Gene Lockhart, Ralph Morgan, Leslie Fenton, J. Farrell MacDonald and Vivien Oakland.

New York lawyer Powell solves the case of a leading lady who’s disappeared in this wisecracking, convoluted comedy murder mystery, modelled on Powell’s ‘Thin Man’.

The Advertisement is in very good condition with one vertical centre 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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