Popular movie poster sizes
Movie paper refers to cinema promotional material printed on paper. Movie display art also appeared on more durable card stock (LobX cards, half sheets, and insert cards, for instance).
Common popular sizes (in inches) include the following:
27” X 41” before the 1980s, thereafter, 27” X 40”
Star disses “My Best Friend’s Girl” poster
Dane Cook is not happy with the new poster for his upcoming film, “My Best Friend’s Girl,” and posted a rant about its design and bad Photoshopping on his MySpace page.
He says “the left side of my face seems to be melting off my skull.”
He adds, “It looks like I’m wearing Maybelline Water Shine Diamonds Liquid Lipstick.”
Back in the Days…
Pull into any gas station these days and most people swipe their credit card, grumble about the price per gallon, fill-up and drive off or pop into the attached market and pick up snacks and groceries. With the price of gasoline soaring, it’s interesting that what’s called “Petroliana” or collecting oil and gas memorabilia from the 1920’s to the 1950’s is growing.
Advertising premiums such as calendars and thermometers arrived on the scene by the 1880s. Die-cut point-of purchase displays, wall clocks and signs were eagerly displayed. The advertising character was developed in the early 1900s. By the 1950s, the star endorser was firmly established. Advertising became a big business as specialized firms, many headquartered in New […]
Many companies created advertising characters as a means of guaranteeing product recognition by the buying public. Consumers are more apt to purchase an item with which they are familiar and advertising characters were a sure fire method of developing familiarity. The early development of advertising characters also enabled immigrants who could not read to identify […]
Ashtrays can be found made from every material and in any form imaginable. A popular subcategory with collectors is advertising ashtrays. Others include figural ashtrays or those produced by a particular manufacturer. Reference: Nancy Wanvig, “Collector’s Guide to Ashtrays,” Collector Books, 1997, out of print. — Harry L. Rinker “Official Price Guide to Collectibles”
It’s a Brewer’s Market
Like anything else made by man, BEER has a diverse and interesting history, rife for academic study. Those old tin cans in the basement could be worth polishing up and checking out. That metal Pabst Blue Ribbon sign and the funny, corkscrew souvenir grandpa bought for grandma on their honeymoon – these are valued pieces of Breweriana!
Don’t Smoke!…Collect Tobacciana
What a great area to collect in and it is hot! Whether it is pipes, tins, silks, baseball cards, signs or porcelain, there is something for everyone.
Christmas Collectibles “Official Price Guide to Collectibles” by Harry L Rinker The tradition of a month-long Christmas season beginning the day after Thanksgiving was deeply entrenched by the end of the first World War. By the 1930s retailers from small town merchants to large department stores saw Christmas season sales account for 25 percent and […]