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.
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