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LOBBY CARDS

Originally, film posters were produced for the exclusive use by the theaters exhibiting the film the poster was created for, and the copies of the posters were required to be returned to the distributor after the film left the theater. In the United States, film posters were usually returned to a nationwide operation called the National Screen Service (NSS) which printed and distributed most of the film posters for the studios between 1940 and 1984. As an economy measure, the NSS regularly recycled posters that were returned, sending them back out to be used again at another theater. During this time, a film could stay in circulation for several years, and so many old film posters were badly worn before being retired into storage at an NSS warehouse (most often, they were thrown away when they were no longer needed or had become too worn to be used again). Those posters which were not returned were often thrown away by the theater owner, but some found their way into the hands of collectors
Original film posters distributed to theaters and other poster venues (such as bus stops) by the movie studios are never sold directly to the public.


Lobby cards
Lobby cards are similar to posters but smaller, usually 11 in × 14 in (28 cm × 36 cm), also 8 in × 10 in (20 cm × 25 cm) before 1930. Lobby cards are collected and their value depends on their age, quality, and popularity. Typically issued in sets of eight, each featuring a different scene from the film. In unusual circumstances, some releases were promoted with larger (12 cards) or smaller sets (6 cards). The set for The Running Man (1963), for example, had only six cards, whereas the set for The Italian Job (1969) had twelve.

 

Below are some of the lobby cards we have available. These are printed on heavy paper stock and do not fold or roll up well so they will be shipped flat. This makes the shipping cost a bit higher. You can save significantly on shipping if you order more than one card since we will combine shipping and refund any difference in individual cost versus combined shipping costs. If you like you can contact us for a shipping quote to your destination.

 

1967 Lobby Card for The Bible produced by Dino De Laurentiis $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1967 Lobby Card for The Bible produced by Dino De Laurentiis. Directed by John Huston this blockbuster starred Michael Parks, Ulla Bergryd, Richard Harris, John Huston, Stephen Boyd, George C. Scott, Ava Gardner, and Peter O’Toole. Original lobby card from 20th Century Fox this measures 14" by 11" and is 67 of 11. Good condition.
1963 Lobby Card for Cairo starring George Sanders and Richard Johnson $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1963 Lobby Card for Cairo starring George Sanders and Richard Johnson. Original MGM issued card 14" by 11". Good condition
1967 Lobby Card for Chuka starring Rod Taylor and Ernest Borgnine $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1967 Lobby Card for Chuka starring Rod Taylor and Ernest Borgnine. Original lobby card #67 of 177 issued by Paramount Pictures. About 14" by 11". Good condition.
1967 Lobby Card for Chuka 4 starring Rod Taylor and Ernest Borgnine $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1967 Lobby Card for Chuka 4 starring Rod Taylor and Ernest Borgnine. Original lobby card #67 of 177 issued by Paramount Pictures. About 14" by 11". Good condition.
1967 Lobby Card for Chuka 2 starring Rod Taylor and Ernest Borgnine $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1967 Lobby Card for Chuka starring Rod Taylor and Ernest Borgnine. Original lobby card #67 of 177 issued by Paramount Pictures. About 14" by 11". Good condition.
1967 Lobby Card for Chuka 3 starring Rod Taylor and Ernest Borgnine $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1967 Lobby Card for Chuka 3 starring Rod Taylor and Ernest Borgnine. Original lobby card #67 of 177 issued by Paramount Pictures. About 14" by 11". Good condition.
1967 Lobby Card for Chuka 5 starring Rod Taylor and Ernest Borgnine $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1967 Lobby Card for Chuka 5 starring Rod Taylor and Ernest Borgnine. Original lobby card #67 of 177 issued by Paramount Pictures. About 14" by 11". Good condition.
1970 Lobby Card for You Can’t Win ’Em All $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1970 Lobby Card for You Can’t Win ’Em All starring Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson and Michele Mercier. Original lobby card issued by Columbia Pictures. About 14" by 9". Good condition.
1970 Lobby Card for You Can’t Win ’Em All 2 $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1970 Lobby Card for You Can’t Win ’Em All starring Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson and Michele Mercier. Original lobby card issued by Columbia Pictures. About 14" by 9". Good condition.
1970 Lobby Card for You Can’t Win ’Em All 3 starring Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson and Michele Mercier $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1970 Lobby Card for You Can’t Win ’Em All 3 starring Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson and Michele Mercier. Original lobby card issued by Columbia Pictures. About 14" by 11". Good condition. #70 of 201
1970 Lobby Card for Universal Artists The Angel Levine $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1970 Lobby Card for The Angel Levine starring Harry Belafonte and Zero Mostel. Original lobby card #70 of 233 Issued by United Artists. About 14" by 11". Good condition.
1970 Lobby Card for The Last Valley starring Michael Caine and Omar Sharif $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1970 Lobby Card for The Last Valley starring Michael Caine and Omar Sharif. Original lobby card #71 of 70 Issued by ABC Pictures. About 14" by 11". Good condition.
1965 Lobby Cards The Heroes Of Telemark starring Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris $40.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1965 Lobby Cards The Heroes Of Telemark starring Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris. 4 lobby cards which appear to have been trimmed. About 13" by 9 1/2". Good condition. Columbia Pictures. We can separate if desired. Contact us.
1975 Lobby Card for Lepke starring Tony Curtis $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1975 Lobby Card for Lepke starring Tony Curtis. Original lobby card issued by Warner Brothers. About 14" by 11". Good condition.
1975 Lobby Card for Lepke 2 starring Tony Curtis $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1975 Lobby Card for Lepke 2 starring Tony Curtis. Original lobby card issued by Warner Brothers. About 14" by 11". Good condition.

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