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Don Juan Poster

05 Feb

Hi All

One of our society members has this poster and would like to know a little bit more about it. It is one metre wide and one and a half metres tall and is not flimsy paper but on a cardboard type backing. Does any one have an idea as to how to describe it and any other useful info on it?

Regards

Steve

— tassie devil

 
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  1. Anonymous

    February 5, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    In official movie parlance, it's called a One Sheet, and is the most common type of poster advertisement in the industry. They are traditionally 41″x27″ and are named thus because 24 sheets made up the size of a full billboard. I produced a number of these over the years in my illustration career. Hope this helps.
    Robert

     
  2. Anonymous

    February 6, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Hi Steve;
    Many years ago when I lived in Europe we had in towns strategically placed metal tubes on short legs with a little umbrella type roof on top and of approximately three meter high and a diameter of approximately one to one half meter. These tubes were used to advertise mostly upcoming cinema, theatre, concert or big event performances. These tubes belonged to the city – parks and recreation department. All the posters, and they were huge, placed on those tubes were submitted to this department and placed by them on the tubes.
    Your poster looks very much like the posters I used to see on these tubes in those days and they had to be made of sturdy material, because they were out in the open and subject to the weather..
    Hope that helps to explain one version of use.

     
  3. Anonymous

    February 6, 2010 at 2:12 am

    I have two of these Don Juan one sheets. The one in your photo has clearly been restored. It's probably on linen paper or a canvas backing but most decidedly not cardboard. Restoration is the only option for these posters as any originals are aging rapidly. Restoration can cost several hundred dollars but when done right the poster is saved from the mulch pile. This one looks to have been beautifully restored. Well done!

     
 
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