Silent Film Posters at the Harris

Today Peter Vickers and I have been looking at a small group of silent film posters saved from a building called Regent House on Tithebarn Street more than 50 years ago. Peter has discovered the building may have belonged to Will Onda and the museum notes about the posters suggest some originally had labels addressed to Onda. We believe that Onda showed these films in his cinemas sometime between 1910 and 1913. There are two complete and seven incomplete billboard posters for Bloodhounds of the Law (a Lubin Film) and two smaller posters for the same film featuring the female star outside a bank. There is also a a poster depicting St George and the Dragon and a damsel in distress. Looking forward to finding out more about these films.

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About Emma Heslewood

I am a historian and museum curator with broad interests including early topical films, social and industrial history, numismatics, archaeology and WW1. I am an expert on the life and work of the Victorian acrobat and topical film maker - Will Onda.
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