The Original Movie Poster Research Collection 1940-1962

BIOGRAPHIES

Special Collections. C.W. Post Campus / Long Island University, Brookville, New York 11548


Conrad Schoeffling
Collection Curator
Heather Hesse
The Movie Listings
Jarron Jewell
Finding Aid/Web Design
Collection Finding Aid History of the Collection Collection Contents


Collection Finding Aid:

Benefactors:

The Original Movie Poster Research Collection is comprised of 6,000+ movie posters given to Special Collections in two separate donations by Frederick Adler in 1972 and 1974, and Philip Sills in 1972.

Genre:

BIOGRAPHIES

Time Period:

1940 - 1962

Abstract:

The Original Movie Poster Collection contains more than 6,000 Original Movie Posters dating from 1940 - 1962. Scope includes posters in two sizes: 24" x 28" and 36" x 14".

Quantity:

6,000+

Collection Number:

BIO01

Location:

Special Collections Main Room

Repository:

Special Collections.
B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library,
C. W. Post Campus
Long Island University,
Brookville, NY 11548

Scope and Content:

6,000+ Original Movie Posters dating from 1940 - 1962 in two sizes: 24" x 28" and 36" x 14".

User Restrictions:

The Collection is available for viewing in the Special Collections' Reading Room. Requests for digital images are considered on a case by case basis. Please call or email us for an appointment. 516/299-2880 and Conrad.Schoeffling@liu.edu.


History of the Collection:

This collection is a vivid and instructive series of images, lithograph movie posters that promote more than 6,000 movie titles produced mostly from 1940 to 1962. Some 4,000 posters, covering the years 1950-1962 were donated by Frederick Adler in 1972. Mr. Adler added approximately 1,000 more titles, concentrating on the early 1950's, in 1974. Philip Sills donated about 1,600 posters in 1974 that reflected the decade of the1940's.

Besides the obvious appeal to film students, these original movie posters should interest other academic disciplines. Art majors will be stimulated by the varying graphic design approaches of these examples of movie poster art. Business students will appreciate the marketing effectiveness, or lack thereof, of the differing ways to advertise movies. Many movies of this time period reflect the history of World War II and the Cold War. These film images are of value not only to students of history, but also to the social researcher for their shifts in mores and culture.


THE BIOGRAPHIES:

BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET: MGM, 1957. 105m. color
Director: Sidney Franklin. Cast: Jennifer Jones, John Gielgud, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna.

BENNY GOODMAN STORY: Universal, 1956. 116m. color
Director: Valentine Davis. Cast: Steve Allen, Donna Reed, Berta Gersten, Robert F. Simon.

BLOSSOMS IN THE DUST: MGM, 1950. color
BLOSSOMS IN THE DUST: MGM, 1941.
Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Marsha Hunt, Felix Bressart.

CAPTAIN EDDIE: 20th Century Fox, 1945. 107m. b/w
Director: Lloyd Bacon. Cast: Fred MacMurray, Lynn Bari, Charles Bickford, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Nolan, James Gleason, Darryl Hickman, Spring Byinton, Richard Conte.

CELL TWENTY FOUR FIFTY FIVE DEATH ROW: Columbia, 1955. 77m. b/w
Director: Fred F. Sears. Cast: William Campbell, Robert Campbell, Marian Carr, Kathryn Grant.

DEVOTION: Warner Brothers, 1946. 108m. b/w
Director: Curtis Bernhardt. Cast: Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid, Olivia De Havilland, Sydney Greenstreet, Arthur Kennedy, Nancy Coleman, Dame May Whitty, Montague Love, Ethel Griffies.

ETERNAL SEA: Republic, 1955. 103m. b/w
Director: John H. Auer. Cast: Sterling Hayden, Alexis Smith, Dean Jagger.

FIGHTING FATHER DUNNE: RKO, 1948. 92m. b/w
Director: Ted Tetzlaff. Cast: Pat O'Brien, Darryl Hickman, Charles Kemper, Una O'Connor, Arthur Shields.

FOLLOW THE SUN: 20th Century Fox, 1951. 93m. b/w
Director: Sidney Lanfield. Cast: Glenn Ford, Anne Baxter, Dennis O'Keefe, June Havoc.

FRANCIS OF ASSISI: 20th Century Fox, 1961. 105m. color
Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Bradford Dillman, Dolores Hart, Stuart Whitman, Pedro Armendariz, Cecil Kellaway, Finlay Currie, Eduard Franz.

GALLANT HOURS: United Artists, 1960. 115m. b/w
Director: Robert Montgomery. Cast: James Cagney, Dennis Weaver, Ward Costello, Richard Jaeckel, James T. Goto.

GENE KRUPA STORY: Columbia, 1959. 102m. b/w
Director: Don Weis. Cast: Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren, Susan Oliver, Red Nichols, Anita O'Day.

GEORGE RAFT STORY: Allied Artists, 1961. 105m. b/w
Director: Joseph M. Newman. Cast: Ray Danton, Jayne Mansfield, Barrie Chase, Barbara Nichols, Frank Gorshin, Margo Moore, Brad Dexter, Julie London, Robert Strauss, Herschel Bernardi, Neville Brand.

GIRL IN WHITE: MGM, 1952. 92m. b/w
Director: John Sturges. Cast: June Allyson, Arthur Kennedy, Gary Merrill, Mildred Dunnock,
Jesse White, Marilyn Erskine.

GREAT MOMENT: Paramount, 1944. 83m. b/w
Director: Preston Sturges. Cast: Joel McCrea, Betty Field, Harry Carey, William Demarest.

HITLER: Allied Artists, 1962. 107m. b/w
Director: Stuart Heisler. Cast: Richard Basehart, Cordula Trantow, Maria Emo, Carl Esmond, Martin Kosleck.

IRON MISTRESS: Warner Brothers, 1952. 110m. color
Director: Gordon Douglas. Cast: Alan Ladd, Virginia Mayo, Josephine Calleia, Alf Kjellin, Phyllis Kirk, Tony Caruso, George Voskovec.

JACK LONDON: United Artists, 1943. 94m. b/w
Director: Alfred Santell. Cast: Michael O'Shea, Susan Hayward, Osa Massen, Harry Davenport, Frank Craven, Virginia Mayo, Louise Beavers.

JACKIE ROBINSON STORY: Eagle Lion, 1950. 76m. b/w
Director: Alfred E. Green. Cast: Jackie Robinson, Minor Watson, Ruby Dee, Richard Lane, Louise Beavers.

JEANNE EAGLES: Columbia, 1957. 109m. b/w
Director: George Sidney. Cast: Kim Novak, Jeff Chandler, Agnes Moorehead, Virginia Grey, Murray Hamilton, Charles Drake, Gene Lockhart.

JOHN PAUL JONES: Warner Brothers, 1959. 126m. color
Director: John Farrow. Cast: Robert Stack, Marisa Pavan, Charles Coburn, Erin O'Brien, Bette Davis, Macdonald Carey, Jean Pierre Aumont.

LEGIONS OF THE NILE: 20th Century Fox, 1960. 87m. color
Director: Vittorio Cottafavi. Cast: Linda Cristal, Ettore Manni, Georges Marchal.

LOUISIANA: Monogram, 1947. 82m. b/w
Director: Phil Karlson. Cast: Jimmy Davis, Margaret Lindsay, John Gallaudet, Freddie Stewart.

MAGIC FIRE: Republic, 1955. 94m. color
Director: William Dieterle. Cast: Yvonne De Carlo, Carlos Thompson, Rita Gam, Valentina Cortesa, Alan Badel, Peter Cushing.

MAGNIFICENT YANKEE: MGM, 1950. 89m. b/w
Director: John Sturges. Cast: Louis Calhern, Ann Harding, Eduard Franz, Philip Ober, Edith Evans.

MCCONNEL STORY: Warner Brothers, 1955. 107m. color
Director: Gordon Douglas. Cast: Alan Ladd, June Allyson, James Whitmore.

MILLION DOLLAR MERMAID: MGM, 1952. 115m. color
Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Esther Williams, Victor Mature, Walter Pidgeon, David Brian, Donna Corcoran, Jesse White, Maria Tallchief.

MONKEY ON MY BACK: United Artists, 1957. 93m. b/w
Director: Andre De Toth. Cast: Cameron Mitchell, Dianne Foster.

MOULIN ROUGE: United Artists, 1952. 123m. color
Director: John Huston. Cast: Jose Ferrer, Colette Marchand, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Suzanne Flon, Claude Nollier.

MOZART STORY: Screen Guild, 1948. 91m. b/w
Director: Carl Hartl. Cast: Hans Holt, Winnie Markus, Curt Jurgens, Irene Von Meyendorf, Rene Deltgen.

NAKED MAJA: United Artists, 1959. 111m. color
Director: Henry Koster. Cast: Ava Gardner, Anthony Franciosa, Amedeo Nazzari, Gino Cerri, Lea Padovan.

NUN'S STORY: Warner Brothers, 1959. 149m. color
Director: Fred Zinnemann. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft, Dean Jagger, Mildred Dunnock, Beatrice Straight.

OUTSIDER: Universal, 1962. 108m. b/w
Director: Delbert Mann. Cast: Tony Curtis, James Franciscus, Bruce Bennett.

PACIFIC ADVENTURE: Columbia, 1947. 62m. b/w
Director: Ken G. Hall. Cast: Ron Randell, Muriel Steinbeck, John Tate.

SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS: Warner Brothers, 1957. 135m. color
Director: Billy Wilder. Cast: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton.

SPITFIRE: RKO, 1943. 90m. b/w
Director: Leslie Howard. Cast: Leslie Howard, David Niven, Rosamund John, Roland Culver.

STEPHEN FOSTER STORY: Republic, ND. b/w
HARMONY LANE (ORIGINAL TITLE): Republic, 1935.
Director: Joseph Stanley. Cast: Douglass Montgomery, Evelyn Venable, Adrienne Ames, Joseph Cawthorn, William Frawley, Clarence Muse, Gilbert Emery, Florenee Roberts.

STORY OF DR. WASSELL: Paramount, 1944. 140m. color
Director: Cecil B. DeMille. Cast: Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso, Dennis O'Keefe, Paul Kelly.

STORY OF WILL ROGERS: Warner Brothers, 1952. 109m. color
Director: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Will Rogers, Jr., Jane Wyman, James Gleason, Eddie Cantor, Carl Benton Reid, Eve Miller, Slim Pickens, Noah Beery, Jr.

SUNRISE AT CAMPOBELLO: Warner Brothers, 1960. 144m. color
Director: Vincent J. Donehue. Cast: Ralph Bellamy, Greer Garson, Hume Croyn, Alan Bunce, Jean Hagen, Ann Shoemaker, Tim Considine, Alan Bunce.

TOO MUCH, TOO SOON: Warner Brothers, 1958. 121m. b/w
Director: Art Napoleon. Cast: Dorothy Malone, Errol Flynn, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Ray Danton, Eva Patterson, Murray Hamilton.

VIVA ZAPATA: 20th Century Fox, 1952. 113m. b/w
Director: Elia Kazan. Cast: Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, Joseph Wiseman, Arnold Moss, Alan Reed, Margo, Mildred Dunnock, Frank Silvera.

WILSON: 20th Century Fox, 1944. 154m. color
Director: Henry King. Cast: Alexander Knox, Charles Coburn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell, Ruth Nelson, Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, William Eythe, Mary Anderson, Sidney Blackmer.

WINGS OF EAGLES: MGM, 1957. 110m. color
Director: John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Dan Daily, Ward Bond, Ken Curtis, Edmund Lowe, Kenneth Tobey, Henry O'Neill, Sig Rumann, Henry O'Neill.



TOTAL: 44 MOVIES