Doctors and Nurses

Barcelona: Various Film Studios, 1935-1966. Collection of 27 Spanish film heralds for films released 1935-1966, all featuring themes or plots involving doctors or nurses. Nearly all heralds were printed in Barcelona, by printers I.G. Viladot, Mumru, Marti y Mari, Graficas Bobes, A.G. Marases, and others, upon the Spanish release of international films. Most are for American films, with Spanish, French, German, Mexican, Argentinean, and British films represented. Highlights of the collection include Jess Franco's "The Mistress of Dr. Jekyll" (1964), "The Story of Louis Pasteur" (1939), "Die grosse Versuchung" (1952), and "Mysterious Doctor Satan" (1940). From "Dr. Socrates" (1935) to "Doctor in Clover [Carnaby M.D]" (1966).

Film handbills, or heralds, were essentially mini film posters, and were produced as an economical way to promote both international and regional films, distributed by press agencies and theaters shortly before the film's local release. Many were issued with text on the verso, advertising nearby cinemas or film credits. Design styles included folding brochures, and die-cut shapes and moving parts, illustrated with film stills and Spanish renditions of original poster art, as well as original work by Spanish artists.

Most are about 3.25 x 5 inches, a few slightly larger and a few folding examples. Very Good plus overall, with light rubbing and a few minor creases, brief pencil annotations on the versos, and a scattered tiny tear or chip.

[Book #155721]