Category Archives: Film Posters

Documenting the on-going research into the Harris collection of silent film posters

Film posters at the Harris

We finished photographing the early film posters at the Harris Museum this morning. We had to use part of the Story of Preston gallery as a studio. This caused a great deal of interest from visitors to the gallery who … Continue reading

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Will Onda and Charlie Chaplin!

Newspaper reports at the time of Will Onda’s death in 1949 mention a connection between Will Onda and the great Charlie Chaplin! They state that he was one of the Fred Karno’s Mumming Birds in which he appeared with Charlie … Continue reading

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Was the film “The Little Snow Waif” inspired by the Little Match Girl?

Have now listed and documented 20 silent film posters at the Harris dating from 1910 to 1915. Includes films by Pathe, Edison, Lubin, Cines, IMP, Kalem and Selig. My current favorites are the two posters for The Little Snow Waif. … Continue reading

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Film posters update

Finishing looking at the silent film posters at the Harris today. All the posters date between 1910 and 1915 and include films from America, Europe and Britain. There are two wonderful posters featuring Charlie Chaplain on a vivid yellow background, … Continue reading

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Film posters update

Spent this morning photographing the posters we catalogued last week. It was wonderful to see the three part billboard poster for Bloodhounds of the Law in all its glory with title, image and production credit. Hoping to turn them into … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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