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us: Lobby cards


  • Here are entered works on posters printed on card stock advertising motion pictures, meant to be displayed in movie theater lobbies.

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  • Variants

    • us: Cards, Lobby
    • us: Display cards (Motion picture advertising)
    • us: Scene cards (Motion picture advertising)
    • us: Title cards (Motion picture advertising)
    • us: Title lobby cards
  • Broader Terms

  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Motion picture publicity and promotion collection, 1920s-.
    • found: Art and architecture thesaurus WWW site, Oct. 25, 2006 (Lobby cards; Display cards; cards displayed in movie theater lobbies to advertise motion pictures; usually 11 x 14 in. and issued in sets of eight)
    • found: Thesaurus for graphic materials II WWW site, Oct. 25, 2006 (Lobby cards; previously indexed as display cards; motion picture advertisements intended for display in a theater lobby or showcase window; often small versions of movie posters; standard size established by the Motion Pictures Patent Company in 1909 is 11 x 14 in.)
    • found: Collecting movie posters, 1997: p. 26 (Lobby card; standard lobby cards were 11 x 14 in., jumbo lobby cards were 14 x 17 in., and mini lobby cards were 8 x 14 in.; cards generally came in sets of eight numbered cards, which may include a title card, several scene cards, and a dead card)
    • found: Heritage signature vintage movie poster auction #636, 2006: p. 16 (Lobby card; 11 x 14 in.) p. 94 (Title card; 11 x 14 in.) p. 72 (Title lobby card; 11 x 14 in.) p. 49 (midget lobby card)
    • found: Movie Poster collecting basics WWW site, Oct. 26, 2006 (Lobby cards; Jumbo lobby cards; 11 x 14 in. posters printed on card stock; generally were printed in sets of eight different cards, consisting on one title card and several scene cards; some cards termed "dead cards" lacked the more interesting or compelling aspects of the film, such as the stars or subjects)
    • found: MovieGoods description WWW site, Oct. 26, 2006 (Lobby card; standard lobby cards measured 11 x 14 in. and were printed in color on heavy card stock; jumbo lobby cards measured 14 x 17 in., mini lobby cards were 8 x 10 in.)
    • found: MPA gallery movie poster collecting WWW site, Oct. 26, 2006 (Lobby card; title card; jumbo lobby card; 11 x 14 in. cards meant to be situated in the lobby of a theater; originally distributed in sets of eight; first card in the set was called the title card)
    • notfound: Britannica online;Merriam-Webster onLine
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on posters printed on card stock advertising motion pictures, meant to be displayed in movie theater lobbies.
  • Change Notes

    • 2006-11-30: new
    • 2007-02-10: revised
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