Vintage Movie Posters
Special Collections has 6,000
movie posters mainly from the 1940s and
1950s. Posters from the 100 best movies can now
be viewed online.
Currently on Display
⚾ Let's Go Out to the Ball Game ⚾
- It Happened in Flatbush
Dale Van Sickel.
- "A washed up baseball player returns to Brooklyn to manage his old team
but ends up clashing with the beautiful new owner."
- It Happens Every Spring
Ted de Corsia,
Jessie Royce Landis,
Alan Hale Jr.,
- "A college professor is working on a long term experiment when a baseball comes
through the window destroying all his glassware. The resultant fluid causes the baseball
to be repelled by wood. Suddenly he realizes the possibilities and takes a leave of absence
to go to St. Louis to pitch in the big leagues where he becomes a star and propels the
team to a World Series appearance."
- The Kid from Left Field
- "Coop, an ex-ballplayer who's now a peanut vendor, takes too much of an interest in the game. But he's passed on his
craze for baseball to his son, Christie. When his dad gets fired, Christie makes friends with the former team owner's
niece and not only gets his dad's job back but a batboy position for himself. With his dad's help, Christie
begins to make a few suggestions here and there. And as a publicity stunt, the team makes him their youngest
manager on record. But when Christie gets sick, Coop has to come to the rescue."
- The Pride of St. Louis
- "The story of Jerome 'Dizzy' Dean, a major-league baseball pitcher for the St. Louis
Cardinals and Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s."
- Roogie's Bump
Robert F. Simon,
- "A young boy who loves baseball develops a strange bump on his arm. The bump has such an
effect on his pitching arm that he soon finds himself playing for a major league baseball team."
Currently on Display
⚾ The American Juvenile Collection ⚾
Filmography links and data courtesy of
The Internet Movie Database.
The Library's movie posters
also paper the walls of the newly
refurbished Paramount Theater at
LIU Brooklyn, thanks, in part, to
the efforts of former LIU president,
Only duplicate copies of Paramount
Pictures movie titles were picked and then placed in secure frames.
Very recently, the rest of the Paramount duplicates were also sent to
be framed. There is also the exciting possibility of movie poster
exhibits animating one of the
rooms. Movie buffs,
please watch for coming attractions.
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