Tuesday, December 1, 2015

1950's/ 60's Sword & Sandal, Peplum, Film Lobby Cards, Lot Of 18 Different

Before Sergio Leone gave us the spaghetti western bringing America the Italian western. There was the genre of Peplum the sword and sandal films of the late 1950's and early 60's. Like the westerns these movies aped the offerings of Hollywood. That was of course the golden age of tinsel towns historic epics like Spartacus, 10 Commandments, Samson & Dehlia or any of the others of that era.

I recently came across a collection of Peplum movie lobby cards and have placed the lot of 18 on CragsList /Chicago. Below are the backgrounds on the cards and the films there promote. Price is $30.00 for more information click on any of the lobby card titles to see the CraigsList, Chicago ad.
Genghis Khan was a 1965 spectacular that featured; James Mason, Eli Wallach, Telly Savalas and the recently departed Omar Sharif as Genghis. Here we are offering four 15" X 11" lobby cards from this film. They in real nice shape with a few tears and dinks along the edges.


Four 15" X 11" lobby cards from The Giant Of Marathon. The 1959 film starred Steve Reeves who had a nice little career going in the late 50's and early 60's playing in these sword and sandal epics. Then turned down the James Bond role in "Dr. No" and the man with no name in "Fistful Of Dollars". After making 14 films from 1957-1963 he made one after '63.

The cards are numbered and #'s 1,3 & 4 are in nice shape with a few tears and dinks along the edges. Number 6 has a couple of rips examine the photo.

Queen Of Sheba was a 1953 "sword & sandal" epic from Italian director Pietro Francisco. Here we are offering a 15" X 11" lobby card from this film. It's in real nice shape with a few tears and dinks along the edges.
Tarzan & The Valley Of Gold sees this iconic jungle warrior taking on tanks and helicopters with hand grenades. We are offering a pair of 15" X 11" lobby cards from this film. They in real nice shape with a few tears and dinks along the edges.
The Long Ships is a 1964 British-Yugoslavian Technirama spectacular that featured the trio of Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier and Russ Tamblyn. We are offering a pair of 15" X 11" lobby cards from this film. One is real nice with a few tears and dinks along the edges. The other is the same with the addition of some staining in the upper left area.
Captain Sinbad is a 1963 German Film that stars Guy Williams best known as Disney's Zorro and Dr. Robinson in "Lost In Space". Despite that kind of resume the lobby cards list no stars names but under each picture is a question about the scene depicted. We are offering a trio of 15" X 11" lobby cards from this film. They are in real nice shape with a few tears and dinks along the edges.
The 10 Commandments was a 1957 spectacular that featured; Charlton Heston, Yul Bynner, Edward G. Robinson, Vincent Price and many others. Here we are offering two 15" X 11" lobby cards from this film, numbers 5 & 7. They in real nice shape with a few tears and dinks along the edges.


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