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MOVIETONE NEWS One Sheet Movie Poster Vol 32 No 15 LAST SYDNEY TRAM c.1961

Price: AUD $350.00
Brand: VICTORIAN SHED
EXCEPTIONALLY RARE Original hand litho Australian one sheet 27" x 40" folded as issued good - very good condition, fold and edge wear, edge tears and paper loss on the borders, stains, additional folds (see enlarged photo). NOTE: The poster was oddly folded and will be sent the way it was originally folded.
 
This poster comes from a collection of Movietone News movie posters recently discovered in Victoria. The posters range from 1950s - 1960s and are very rare. They are form an important historical record of the major news stories of the era. Condition varies on the posters as they were not stored with care but linen backing would address any issues that they may have.
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Movietone News Australia

20th Century Fox Movietone News was an important part of Australian cinema from the 1930s - the 1960s. The newsreels provided a snapshot of the major stories of the day, both international and local, and were screened before the main feature movie. Jack Davey often provided the fast paced narration.
 
Stock posters were used with the stories added for each newsreel. Sadly, only a very small number of Movietone News movie posters have survived. From the 1930s to the mid-late 1950s, the Fox posters featured the trademark kookaburras and some of the posters were designed by Oz Bates. From the late 50s to early 60s the posters featured a collage of the type of stories likely to be seen in the newsreels, including sport, important ceremonial events, politics and general news.
 
The advent of television in Australia led to the redundancy of Movietone News as watching  televised news stories became a part of life for Australian families.
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