1-sheet movie poster
Set of 8 original lobby cards
Designed and Printed by
Morgan Litho Company
Movie poster dimensions:
27 inches by 41 inches
IT WAS THE mid-1910s AND STAND LAUREL AND CHARLIE CHAPLIN HAD JUST APPEARED IN VAUDEVILLE COMEDY TOGETHER ON STAGE IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND. Both had decided to travel to Hollywood to experiment with the “movies.” Stan Laurel was soon appearing in Hal Roach comedy shorts. “The Soilers” was one of first Roach/Laurel productions. Chaplin began working with Keystone Studios, and would soon co-found United Artists.
The author, Rex Beach, had novelized his experiences from the Alaskan Gold Rush, publishing his first book, THE PARDNERS, in 1905. His second book, THE SPOILERS, made him so famous that he influenced a decade of authors, such as Jack London.
THE SPOILERS became a stage play, and afterwards adapted for the movies (1914). The stage play and movie were also sensations.
Beach and his trail of Western novels were so famous the Alaskan Gold Rush became ripe for satire. Both Stan Laurel and Charlie Chaplin made satires of Beach’s novels. Laurel’s was “The Soiler” and Chaplin’s “The Gold Rush,” (1925).
Question: who influenced who? Laurel influenced Chaplin at this time; or, was it Rex Beach and the popularity of his Alaskan Gold Rush tails that influenced Stan Laurel, Charlie Chaplin, as well as Jack London, and others.
Original 1-sheet Stan Laurel – Hal Roach movie poster, “THE SOILERS,” offered exclusively here with a complete set of 8 original lobby cards (1923) for the same movie.
We say, “exclusively,” because we have yet to locate another original example of this Stan Laurel – Hal Roach Pathecomedy 1-sheet movie poster. And, even more exclusively, a complete of “THE SOILERS,” lobby cards.
Dimensions of each lobby card:
14 inches by 11 inches
General condition of each lobby card: very good plus to near fine; a light amount of waviness and a tad of soiling on edges; otherwise, clean and bright.
Printed in Wyanoak, New York, City, 1923
Original envelope for all 8 lobby cards also included.
CONDITION OF ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER: bright, clean, fresh, exceptional; previously folded. Basically, condition is remarkable.