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Film Company Ads

Post by Kitty » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:12 pm

I thought these full page ads were pretty cool!
Notice the Biograph one has no explanation. It's hard to tell whether they were so pompous that they thought their stories stood for themselves without having to give out actors names, or if they just wanted to spare every expense possible in their filmmaking. What do you think?
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Re: Film Company Ads

Post by Kitty » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:45 pm

Ads to send away for photos of their favorite stars. Oh, how I wish to go back in time to secure these oh-so-cool photos of these forgotten stars.
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Re: Film Company Ads

Post by Kitty » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:47 pm

More, you say? :)
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Re: Film Company Ads

Post by Kitty » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:48 pm

Ok, ok. ONE more.
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Re: Film Company Ads

Post by donnie » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:09 pm

Love those! Especially the Vitagraph ones.

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Re: Film Company Ads

Post by Kitty » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:20 pm

donnie wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:09 pm
Love those! Especially the Vitagraph ones.
This was a big help in this magazine. I can actually recognize many by name now because of these ads! :D
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Re: Film Company Ads

Post by donnie » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:44 pm

A trade ad for The Extra Girl.

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Re: Film Company Ads

Post by Kitty » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:56 pm

Oooo that one is beautiful!
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Re: Film Company Ads

Post by donnie » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:01 pm

Here is a Mabel Norman trade ad published during World War I.

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Re: Film Company Ads

Post by Kitty » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:30 pm

I love it!! Just reading that ad made me happy. I think that's what we need today, too, smiles and happiness, even if they are brief and fleeting.
Regarding Mabel, I think she was lovely. I have a friend who looks very similar to Mabel. She was my best friend growing up, and I think of her every time her name is brought up.
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