study 1030

30 10 2012


lobby cards 1

28 10 2012

A LONG TIME AGO, when disney films were only re-released every 7 to 8 years, when these films were not out on DVD because there was no DVD, when you could not see the latest film-trailers on youtube and when publications about film in general were rare, there were at least window displays in front of the movie theatres ( the days before they were hidden in shopping malls ). in these small windows the latest films were announced with a big poster as well as a selection of 10 to 20 high-glossy photographs with images from the film. the size of the pictures was about A4 in a very good quality. in some cases they were originally in black/white and had been colored by hand in horrible colors – as you can see below. in case you knew the theatre owner you could get some of those pictures, much later a big swapping market developped and the value of those old lobby-cards, as they were called, increased. I have quite a big collection, most of them are from the 70s and 80s, and will post them once in a while.

© disney enterprises, inc

older ads

25 10 2012

found some interesting looking magazine ads in my drawers from the 70s and 80s


23 10 2012

fifties dreams

20 10 2012

if I was a ten year old schoolboy today I was probably interested in everything connected with computers, had dreams about a crazy future as scientist in the african wilderness or searching for distant lifeforms in an observatory. in the fifties my dreams were much simpler, probably because of the amount and diversity of information available at that time. when I saw the pictures below, published in a magazine as part of a documentary about the ‘new’ world of television, I had my dream – to become a part of that world as a cameraman operating one of those camera-monsters. over the following years I changed my mind and followed different dreams. much later, when I produced animated films for a big tv-station in cologne, germany, I saw a modern studio with all the lights, cameras, cables, monitors and a huge stage for the first time in reality. it was fascinating and I felt like that schoolboy many years ago.

wilhelm m.busch 32

16 10 2012

some more illustrations created by WILHELM M.BUSCH from a limited edition work catalogue published in 1983 by edition curt visel, memmingen, germany

© wilhelm m.busch / curt visel verlag

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