The Original Movie Poster Research Collection 1940-1962

SCIENCE FICTION

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:

SCIENCE FICTION

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:

GSF01

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.


SCIENCE FICTION:

AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN: MCP, 1959. 58m. b/w
Director: Edgar C. Ulmer. Cast: Marguerite Chapman, Douglas Kennedy.

ASSIGNMENT-OUTER SPACE: Four Crown, 1961. 79m. b/w / color
Director: Antonio Margheriti. Cast: Rik Von Nutter, Gabriella Farinon, Archie Savage.

ATOMIC SUBMARINE: Allied Artists, 1959. 72m. b/w
Director: Spencer G. Bennet. Cast: Arthur Franz, Dick Foran, Brett Halsey.

ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE: AIP, 1958. 78m. b/w
Director: Bert I. Gordon. Cast: John Agar, John Hoyt, June Kenney.

CAPTIVE WOMEN: RKO, 1952. 67m. b/w
Director: Stuart Gilmore. Cast: Robert Clarke, Margaret Field, Gloria Saunders, Ron Randell.

DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE: Universal, 1962. 99m. b/w
Director: Val Guest. Cast: Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Edward Judd.

DAY THE WORLD ENDED: AIP, 1956. 78m. b/w
Director: Roger Corman. Cast: Richard Denning, Lori Nelson, Adele Jergens.

DEADLY MANTIS: Universal, 1957. 79m. b/w
Director: Nathan Juran. Cast: Craig Stevens, Alix Talton, William Hopper.

DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS: Spartan, 1954. 77m. b/w
Director: David MacDonald. Cast: Hugh McDermott, Hazel Court, Peter Reynolds, Adrienne Corri.

ELECTRONIC MONSTER: Columbia, 1960. 72m. b/w
Director: Montgomery Tully. Cast: Rod Cameron, Mary Murphy, Meredith Edwards, Peter Illing.

FIRE MAIDENS OF OUTER SPACE: Topaz, 1956. 80m. b/w
Director: Cy Roth. Cast: Anthony Dexter, Susan Shaw, Paul Carpenter.
A.K.A: FIRE MAIDENS FROM OUTER SPACE

FLAME BARRIER: United Artists, 1958. 70m. b/w
Director: Paul Landers. Cast: Arthur Franz, Kathleen Crowley, Robert Brown.

FOUR D MAN: Universal, 1959. 85m. color
Director: Irvin Shortess Yeaworth,Jr. Cast: Robert Lansing, Lee Meriwether, James Congdon.

GAMMA PEOPLE: Columbia, 1956. 78m. b/w
Director: John Gilling. Cast: Paul Douglas, Eva Bartok, Leslie Phillips.

GIANT CLAW: Columbia, 1957. 76m. b/w
Director: Fred F. Sears. Cast: Jeff Morrow, Mara Corday.

GIANT GILA MONSTER: McLendon Radio Pictures, 1959. 74m. b/w
Director: Ray Kellogg. Cast: Don Sullivan, Lisa Simone.

GIGANTIS: Warner Brothers, 1959. 78m. b/w
Director: Motoyoshi Oda. Cast: Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama, Minoru Chiaki.

GORGO: MGM, 1961. 79m. color
Director: Eugene Lourie. Cast: Bill Travers, William Sylvester.

INVISIBLE INVADERS: United Artists, 1959. 67m. b/w
Director: Edward L. Cahn. Cast: John Agar, Jean Byron.

INVISIBLE MAN'S REVENGE: Universal, 1944. 78m. b/w
Director: Ford Beebe. Cast: Jon Hall, Leon Errol, John Carradine, Alan Curtis, Evelyn Ankers, Gale Sondergaard.

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH: 20th Century Fox, 1959. 132m. color
Director: Henry Levin. Cast: Pat Boone, James Mason, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker.

KILLER SHREWS: McLendon, 1959. 69m. b/w
Director: Ray Kellogg. Cast: Ingrid Goude, James Best, Ken Curtis.

KRONOS: 20th Century Fox, 1957. 78m. b/w
Director: Kurt Neumann. Cast: Jeff Morrow, Barbara Lawrence, John Emery.

LAST WOMAN ON EARTH: Filmgroup, 1960. 71m. color
Director: Roger Corman. Cast: Antony Carbone, Betsy Jones-Moreland, Edward Wain.

LOST PLANET AIRMEN: Republic, 1951. 65m. b/w
Director: Fred C. Brannon. Cast: Tristram Coffin, Mae Clarke, Don Haggerty, House Peters, Jr.

LOST WOMEN: HOWCO, 1952. 70m. b/w
Director: Herbert Tevos. Cast: Jackie Coogan, Richard Travis, Allan Nixon, Lyle Talbot, Tandra Quinn.
A.K.A.: MESA OF LOST WOMEN

LOST WORLD: 20th Century Fox, 1960. 97m. color
Director: Irwin Allen. Cast: Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, David Hedison, Claude Rains, Fernando Lamas.

MAGNETIC MONSTER: United Artists, 1953. 76m. b/w
Director: Curt Siodmak. Cast: Richard Carlson, King Donovan, Jean Byron, Jarma Lewis.

MAN WITHOUT A BODY: Filmplays, 1957. 80m. b/w
Director: W. Lee Wilder. Cast: Robert Hutton, George Coulouris.

MISSILE MONSTERS: Republic, 1958. 75m. b/w
FLYING DISC MAN FROM MARS (ORIGINAL TITLE): Republic, 1950.
Director: Fred C. Brannon. Cast: Walter Reed, Lois Collier.

MONOLITH MONSTERS: Universal, 1957. 76m. b/w
Director: John Sherwood. Cast: Grant Williams, Lola Albright, Les Tremayne.

MONSTER AND THE WOMAN: Astor, 1953. 81m. b/w
FOUR SIDED TRIANGLE (ORIGINAL TITLE):
Director: Terence Fisher. Cast: Barbara Payton, Percy Marmont, Stephen Murray, John Van Eyssen.

MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS: Universal, 1958. 76m. b/w
Director: Jack Arnold. Cast: Arthur Franz, Joanna Moore.

MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD: United Artists, 1957. 83m. b/w
Director: Arnold Laven. Cast: Tim Holt, Audrey Dalton, Hans Conried.

NIGHT THE WORLD EXPLODED: Columbia, 1957. 64m. b/w
Director: Fred F. Sears. Cast: Kathryn Grant, William Leslie.

QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE: Allied Artists, 1958. 80m. color
Director: Edward Bernds. Cast: Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eric Fleming, Laurie Mitchell, Lisa Davis.

ROCKET MAN: 20th Century Fox, 1954. 79m. color
Director: Oscar Rudolph. Cast: Charles Coburn, Spring Byington, Anne Francis, John Agar, George Winslow.

SATAN'S SATELLITES: Republic, 1958. 70m. b/w
Director: Fred C. Brannon. Cast: Judd Holdren, Aline Towne, Wilson Wood.

SNOW CREATURE: United Artists, 1954. 80m. b/w
Director: W. Lee Wilder. Cast: Paul Langton, Leslie Denison, Teru Shimada, Rollin Moriyama.

SPACE CHILDREN: Paramount, 1958. 69m. b/w
Director: Jack Arnold. Cast: Michael Ray, Adam Williams, Peggy Webber.

SPACE MASTER X-SEVEN: 20th Century Fox, 1958. 71m. b/w
Director: Edward Bernds. Cast: Bill Williams, Lyn Thomas, Robert Ellis.

SPACEWAYS: Lippert, 1953. 76m. b/w
Director: Terence Fisher. Cast: Howard Duff, Eva Bartok.

TARGET EARTH: Allied Artists, 1954. 74m. b/w
Director: Sherman A. Rose. Cast: Richard Denning, Kathleen Crowley, Virginia Grey.

TEENAGE MONSTER: Howco, 1957. 65m. b/w
Director: Jacques Marquette. Cast: Anne Gwynne, Stuart Wade.

TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE: Warner Brothers, 1959. 86m. b/w
Director: Tom Graeff. Cast: David Love, Dawn Anderson.

THEM!: Warner Brothers, 1954. 93m. b/w
Director: Gordon Douglas. Cast: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness.

THING: RKO, 1951. 87m. b/w
Director: Christian Nyby. Cast: Kenneth Tobey, James Arness, Margaret Sheridan.

TWELVE TO THE MOON: Columbia, 1960. 74m. b/w
Director: David Bradley. Cast: Ken Clark, Michi Kobi, Tom Conway, Anthony Dexter.

TWENTY SEVENTH DAY: Columbia, 1957. 75m. b/w
Director: William Asher. Cast: Gene Barry, Valerie French, George Voskovec, Arnold Moss, Stefan Schnabel.

UNKNOWN WORLD: Lippert, 1951. 73m. b/w
Director: Terrell O. Morse. Cast: Victor Kilian, Bruce Kellogg.

UNTAMED WOMEN: United Artists, 1952. 70m. b/w
Director: W. Merle Connell. Cast: Mikel Conrad.

WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST: AIP, 1958. 68m. b/w
Director: Bert I. Gordon. Cast: Sally Fraser, Roger Pace, Dean Parkin.

WASP WOMAN: Filmgroup, 1959. 73m. b/w
Director: Roger Corman. Cast: Susan Cabot, Fred Eisley, Barboura Morris.

WORLD, THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL: MGM, 1959. 95m. b/w
Director: Ranald MacDougall. Cast: Harry Belafonte, Inger Stevens, Mel Ferrer.

WORLD WITHOUT END: Allied Artists, 1956. 80m. color
Director: Edward Bernds. Cast: Hugh Marlowe, Nancy Gates, Nelson Leigh, Rod Taylor.

X... THE UNKNOWN: Warner Brother, 1957. 80m. b/w
Director: Leslie Norman. Cast: Dean Jagger, Edward Chapman, Leo McKern.



TOTAL: 56 MOVIES