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Films of Sergio Leone => Once Upon A Time In The West => Topic started by: Donald S. Bruce on November 12, 2002, 08:23:07 PM



Title: Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: Donald S. Bruce on November 12, 2002, 08:23:07 PM
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Just added this to my collection, the clapboard used in Monument Valley.
Would like to hear what other people collect on Sergio Leone?



Title: Re:Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: Donald S. Bruce on November 12, 2002, 08:24:05 PM
Bummer posting photos does not happen, so here is the link:

http://www.sergioleone.net/post/slate.jpg


Title: Re:Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: Cal on November 13, 2002, 07:44:53 PM
Don -

You actually can insert images by using the YABBC tags above the message box when you post a mesage (there are 28 different buttons that allow you to format text, post images, links, etc.)

Anyway, you have an awesome collection and obviousley have been doing it for some time. The only collection I have that is Leone related are the US one sheet posters for the films Clint Eastwood starred in (along with every other Eastwood one sheet).


Title: Re:Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: Cusser on November 14, 2002, 05:13:20 PM
I have a few posters (GBU and Once/America), poster repro (Once/West), and some stills along with other movie posters in my family room.  I collect LP records of the Spaghetti soundtracks (although I listen to cassette copies of the 2001 expanded CDs in my truck).  I've saved old magazine articles and newspaper ads, as well as the Mad Magazine send up "A Fistful of Lasagna".  If I had more skills, I'd build an arch like Once/West.


Title: Re:Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: Clint Van Cleef on November 14, 2002, 08:15:32 PM
I have nothing in my collection. Every time I geat a lead on something I'm told Don Bruce was just here and bought it. Shucks! ;)


Title: Re:Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: upbruckner on November 15, 2002, 10:07:16 AM
I have over hundred original b/w large format negatives from FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE and THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY. Besides that I have almost all the German lobby cards (originals and later re-prints) and the accompanying posters plus the italian, french and US one-sheets and some very rare magazine articles from the sixties. On the music side I have each and every soundtrack CD that has ever been officially released plus some very rare soundtrack LPs from the sixties. Forgot to mention it, I also own the original Leone trailers from the original start date here in Europe.


Title: Re:Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: Ramon on November 16, 2002, 06:27:51 AM

I have some black and white film stills, free offer when you bought the dollar trilogy on DVD in UK. Probably not particularly rate but a nice souvenir.

Plus various rocks and stones from Sweetwater area, Mini Hollywood and Cabo De Gata. Do they count?


www.btinternet.com/~ramon


Title: Re:Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: Cal on November 16, 2002, 08:17:41 AM
Cool photos!


Title: Re:Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: nighteagle on March 08, 2003, 03:00:42 AM
I have three 40x70 cm original sheet posters of FFFFOD,FDM and GBU, plus two 100x160 GBU posters


Title: Re:Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: cigar joe on March 08, 2003, 05:31:27 AM
I have full page newspaper adds from the 60-70's from the New York newspapers.


Title: Re:Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: Sackett on March 10, 2003, 12:08:30 PM
I do not know if this has been discussed before, but I did locate the famous archway used in OUATITW.  I had several pics made at the site.  Of course the bell is gone along with the top portion of the arch.  There are some cement tracks for the camera to roll on and the bottom pedestals for the arch.


Title: Re:Arch way
Post by: Cusser on March 10, 2003, 01:32:39 PM
Mac -where exactly is this archway, I had heard somewhwere in Monument Valley.  I live in Arizona, and would like to see it.  For a few years I toyed with the idea of building a similar one in front of my house (but Bronson said his legs were too tired now).


Title: Re:Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: Cusser on March 10, 2003, 01:34:03 PM
Hey, Cigar - I also have the advertisements from the 60s from the Arizona newspaper (of course we didn't get full page here).


Title: Re:Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: cigar joe on March 10, 2003, 05:24:08 PM
I have mine inside the LP covers of the soundtracks, that sort of dates me, lol.


Title: Re:Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: noodles_leone on March 12, 2003, 07:11:41 AM
I know where is the gun used by Clint Eastwood in the good the bad and the ugly.
You know, the colt navy .44 with a snake.... It is in the Planet Hollywood restaurant of the dysney park, in florida!!! I've seen it!
Now, i can say that my life isn't completly missed.


Title: Re:GBU pistol
Post by: Cusser on March 12, 2003, 11:13:45 AM
Snake pistol from end of GBU was also used in FOD and FDM.


Title: Re:GBU pistol
Post by: noodles_leone on March 12, 2003, 12:07:43 PM
no. CLint use a colt navy in gbu, and a peacemaker in the 2 other movies. But the 2 guns have snake.
Clint changes his gun for gbu because of the scene of the "spurs": he couldn't do that with the peacemaker.
There is this error in the movie: clint has an holster with .45 ammo, but his gun (colt navy 1851) is .44, can't be loaded with athose ammunitions, and this is a black powder (?) revolver.

But clint's holster is the same in rawhide, gbu, fod, fafdm, hang them high, and a lot of western with clint...


Title: Re:Pistols
Post by: Cusser on March 12, 2003, 01:46:30 PM
You seem to know a lot about pistols (I know nothing about them, shot three shots in entire life, and killed two beer cans).  Very interesting.


Title: Re:Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: Denys on March 17, 2003, 09:09:34 PM
Someone said having pictures of the remains of the arch??? That still exist??? Fabulous!!!! I thought it's been destroyed right after the shooting. Can i get some pictures of this?? I gotta see that!! I had my first contact with Leone's work at the age of 12 or something like that. I was at my uncle's place and that music was playing on his stereo system. I asked him what was that. while the harmonica's theme was playing, he then and showed me the cover of the LP. It was the picture of the flashback, young Bronson already on the ground and his brother hanging at the end of the rope. He explained the meaning of this sequence. I was kind of troubled to see this picture and hear that music. Guess I found this quite fascinating, but from this moment, I wanted to see the movie. Few months later, I saw it on TV. Geez, this movie is so well constructed! Many stories enterlaced, slowly developing until the final punch at the end......BOOM!! Can you imagine what this movie did on a 12 year old boy?? I couldn't believe my eyes. In my opinion, this is the best movie of all, just in front of 2001 space odyssey. By the way, if some of you want to see the cover of the LP, I can try to scan it cause even after checking on the net, I never found this picture, the one with young Harmonica on the ground with his brother hanging at the end of the rope. I suppose the Canadian front cover of the LP isn't the same as the European version. I was wondering why this wasn't include in the movie. So if someone has pictures of the actual arch, I have to see that and my next vacation will be at Monument Valley, Arizona  


Title: Re:Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: cigar joe on March 17, 2003, 09:36:49 PM
noodles_Leone they made colt conversions blackpowder to cartridge so they were available during that time (check my rather lengthy post of copied website info under Blondy & his gun in the GBU file)


Title: Re:Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: Ramon on March 18, 2003, 02:05:37 PM
Present day OUATITW arch photos

There are some great pictures on Don Bruce's site

http://www.sergioleone.net/album/monument/index.htm


Title: Re:Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: Denys on March 18, 2003, 04:24:10 PM
Thanks Ramon!! I new this site but never went through all the pics!! Can't belive it still exist!! Gotta touch it myself!! Thanks again!


Title: Re:Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: Ramon on March 19, 2003, 04:46:01 PM

Watch out for the rattlesnake!


Title: Re:Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: noodles_leone on June 28, 2007, 03:21:11 AM
I know where is the gun used by Clint Eastwood in the good the bad and the ugly.
You know, the colt navy .44 with a snake.... It is in the Planet Hollywood restaurant of the dysney park, in florida!!! I've seen it!
Now, i can say that my life isn't completly missed.

My mistake. A reproduction of this colt is in EVERY planet hollywood i have seen (florida, paris and a couple others i can't remember). That means that the real one is not in a planet hollywood. That does also mean that planet hollywood is a big lie...


Title: Re: Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: Leonegeek on June 28, 2007, 05:15:00 AM
I've got the pressbook and 4 11"x14" lobbies from 'Once/West'
2 big Spanish lobby sets and 3 8"x10" lobbies from 'Once/ America'
A huge 47"x63" French poster and 10 lobbies from 'Duck/Sucker'
The pressbook from 'For A Few'
5 books on Leone, and books on 'Once/West' and 'Once/America'
CD soundtracks from 'Fistful' through 'Once/America', all extended
editions - including the 2 disc 'Duck/Sucker'.

..and I've seen Eastwood, Bronson, Robards, Wallach, Cardinale,
and Morricone in person (the latter in concert).


Title: Re: Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: diabolik on October 05, 2009, 07:08:14 AM
This is my humble collection (OUATITW only)

Danish poster for the cinema revival premiere (62x85 cm)
(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654823770_764013770_1837553_2939344_n.jpg)

French poster for the cinema revival 70's premiere (120x160 cm / linenbacked)
(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654828770_764013770_1837554_4865112_n.jpg)

A set of 5 italian posters (140x200 cm / 2-sheet)
(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654873770_764013770_1837562_6419576_n.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654878770_764013770_1837563_7409106_n.jpg)

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs096.snc1/4712_92654883770_764013770_1837564_1256211_n.jpg)

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs096.snc1/4712_92654888770_764013770_1837565_3035753_n.jpg)

(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654893770_764013770_1837566_2665373_n.jpg)


Set of 12 american lobbycards
(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs096.snc1/4712_92654763770_764013770_1837541_5542937_n.jpg)

(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654783770_764013770_1837545_1596367_n.jpg)

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs096.snc1/4712_92654788770_764013770_1837546_8172197_n.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654793770_764013770_1837547_5820675_n.jpg)

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654798770_764013770_1837548_2288263_n.jpg)

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs096.snc1/4712_92654803770_764013770_1837549_5396331_n.jpg)

(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654808770_764013770_1837550_6444385_n.jpg)

(http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs096.snc1/4712_92654813770_764013770_1837551_5716437_n.jpg)

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs096.snc1/4712_92654818770_764013770_1837552_6948499_n.jpg)

(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654768770_764013770_1837542_8142293_n.jpg)

(http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654773770_764013770_1837543_1191127_n.jpg)

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654778770_764013770_1837544_388607_n.jpg)

Danish cinema booklet
(http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654898770_764013770_1837567_7669119_n.jpg)

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654903770_764013770_1837568_1968820_n.jpg)

(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs096.snc1/4712_92654913770_764013770_1837569_3411778_n.jpg)

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654918770_764013770_1837570_2090011_n.jpg)

Danish VHS rental release (PAL)
(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654923770_764013770_1837571_955479_n.jpg)

German limited edition DVD boxset. Includes harmonica, audio cd and booklet. 158'33 mins. (R2)
(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs096.snc1/4712_92654838770_764013770_1837555_6911444_n.jpg)

Danish digipak DVD. Includes booklet. 158'33 mins. (R2)
(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654843770_764013770_1837556_2941438_n.jpg)

Italian DVD. In italian only!!! This release contains the 170'04 mins. version!! (R2)
(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654848770_764013770_1837557_1966094_n.jpg)

Italian Libro-DVD. In italian only!!! 160'43 mins. (R2)
(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs096.snc1/4712_92654853770_764013770_1837558_461822_n.jpg)

(http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs096.snc1/4712_92654858770_764013770_1837559_7760862_n.jpg)

Soundtrack: Once Upon A Time in the West - Ultra Expanded Version. - 27 track. 12 pages booklet (Stills)
(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654863770_764013770_1837560_2335258_n.jpg)

(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs096.snc1/4712_92654868770_764013770_1837561_1395137_n.jpg)

Track Listing:

1. C'Era Una Volta Il West
2. L'Uomo
3. Il Grande Massacro (Prev. Unreleased)
4. Arrivo Alla Stazione (Prev. Unreleased)
5. L'Orchestraccia
6. L'America Di Jill
7. Armonica
8. La Posada N. 1
9. Un Letto Troppo Grande (Prev. Unreleased)
10. Jill
11. Frank
12. Cheyenne
13. La Posada N. 2
14. La Posada N. 3
15. Epilogo
16. Sul Tetto Del Treno (Prev. Unreleased)
17. L'Uomo Dell'Armonica
18. In Una Stanza Con Poca Luce
19. L'Attentato
20. Ritorno Al Treno (Prev. Unreleased)
21. Morton
22. Come Una Sentenza
23. Duello Finale (Prev. Unreleased)
24. L'Ultimo Rantolo
25. Nascita Di Una Citta' (Prev. Unreleased)
26. Addio A Cheyenne
27. Finale

/D


Title: Re: Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: Jordan Krug on October 05, 2009, 11:14:49 AM
wow! those posters are stunning....must have been expensive to collect them? did you get the set of 5 all at once or piece by piece?


Title: Re: Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: The Peacemaker on October 06, 2009, 12:17:15 PM
Awesome collection!

I love that picture in the Danish booklet of Frank near the train. Never saw that behind the scenes photo before.


Title: Re: Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: diabolik on October 06, 2009, 12:44:38 PM
did you get the set of 5 all at once or piece by piece?

I bought them all at once!!! Very expensive, but what the hell, it's my favourite movie!!!!
/D


Title: Re: Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: diabolik on October 06, 2009, 01:17:19 PM
I love that picture in the Danish booklet of Frank near the train

I tried to enhanced it a bit, unfortunately it has some raster... sorry:

(http://www.diabolik.dk/sergioleone/frank.jpg)

/D


Title: Re: Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: Cusser on October 07, 2009, 07:51:36 AM
I bought them all at once!!! Very expensive, but what the hell, it's my favourite movie!!!!
/D


Like some film trailers, I think some of these lobby cards give away too much of the story to a first-time viewer.  I don't klike to know what's going to happen.  For example, when I first saw GBU in '68, I hadn't seen the trailer (no TV advertisements for it) which showed a three-way gunfight, etc.  And I wouldn't have wanted to see young Harmonica holding up his brother, or Frank being shot by Harmonica either before seeing "West" in 1969..


Title: Re: Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: Big Boss 1971 on October 22, 2009, 05:25:47 PM
Yeah , the lobbys can spoil......but they're damn cool though  >:D

Damn , helluva collection.....all the posters  O0


Title: Re: Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: mike siegel on October 24, 2009, 04:34:56 AM
Congrats, I never saw all five Italian character posters at once. I have three but never saw the CHEYENNE style before...

I managed to get so far the 2-foglio first release and the pop art RR 2-foglio from 1972.
Also I have 7 LC's so far (photobusta), 5 regular size ones and two big ones (soggettos). I'd love
to know how many the complete set includes. At least 5 big ones and 8-12 'small' ones. Only the golden
ones are first release, the RR set of 6 or 8 from the 70's includes the same images but reprinted 'yellow'
instead and 'gold'.

(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1612/7186524/13731420/376603943.jpg)(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1612/7186524/13731420/376603942.jpg)(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1612/7186524/13731420/376604072.jpg)(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1612/7186524/13731420/376603941.jpg)(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1612/7186524/13731420/376604071.jpg)(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1612/7186524/13731420/376604074.jpg)(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1612/7186524/13731420/376604073.jpg)(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1612/7186524/13731420/376604517.jpg)(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1612/7186524/13731420/376604516.jpg)


Title: Re: Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: T.H. on October 30, 2009, 05:03:55 PM
A set of 5 italian posters (140x200 cm / 2-sheet)
(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654873770_764013770_1837562_6419576_n.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654878770_764013770_1837563_7409106_n.jpg)

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs096.snc1/4712_92654883770_764013770_1837564_1256211_n.jpg)

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs096.snc1/4712_92654888770_764013770_1837565_3035753_n.jpg)

(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs116.snc1/4712_92654893770_764013770_1837566_2665373_n.jpg)

These are easily the best OUATITW posters, beautiful. I need to buy the Cardinale and Robards versions at least.


Title: Re: Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: mike siegel on November 03, 2009, 08:01:04 AM
Here's more to look at:
From Germany the first release 1-sh (many re-issues around, you can only judge them when you see them in front of you),
rare complete set of 18 LC's (only 12 were reprinted / used in the 70's early 80's) and one scarce
jumbo LC. (http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/d-a1.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/d-af1.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/d-af2.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/dgf.jpg)

East German poster & two LC'S:
(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/ddr.jpg)


Title: Re: Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: mike siegel on November 03, 2009, 08:02:55 AM
The US 1-sheet, the  eight 11x14 lobby cards and the British set of 8.
(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/us1sh.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/uslc-1.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/engl.jpg)


Title: Re: Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: Jordan Krug on November 03, 2009, 08:00:07 PM
fantastic to see all of these together - thanks very much Mike!


Title: Re: Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: mike siegel on November 04, 2009, 12:44:54 AM
'glad you like it.
Well here is more:

French poster & 15 LC's (one CC card is missing). Re-issue 1970's material has 'SONIS' mentioned on it, 1969 LC's and posters are without that.
(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/fr.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/frlc2.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/frlc1.jpg)

Spanish rr 1970's poster & LC's (two missing):
(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/spa1sh.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/spalc.jpg)

Mexican set (Paramount = 1969; CIC = 1970's)
(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/mexiko.jpg)

CSSR set 1970:
(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/cssr.jpg)

Poster Belgium 1970's:

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/belg.jpg)


Title: Re: Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: Cusser on November 04, 2009, 06:43:32 AM
What amazes me about the whole business is that "someone" decides that certain photos/drawings for posters and cards, or film titles should be "different" for different countries.


Title: Re: Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: mike siegel on November 04, 2009, 08:51:05 AM
Actually as a collector that's exactly what most of us love and appreciate: until the one-artwork-for-the-whole-world attitude started
in the late 70's, the guys in charge for promo in their country had to know their audience well (and that includes the mentality of the people).
For ex. the Japanese started with photographic artwork very very early, they never cared for painted artwork. In Germany and Italy emotions were the thing to transport with a poster. After the war people wanted big feelings, love & exotic action. Therefore a lot of these paintings from those golden poster years are beautifully done. The German tradition of having huge LC-sets came from the 1920's and 1930's. They used 'real' photos handtinted and glossy until the late 60's. With up the 60 cards for one film! The realism of the late 60's and 70's changed that. Also it became to expensive.
Also the lobbies are very different in each country. Over here we had big walls and huge showcases - a lot of room the create a nice decoration.
In the US and the UK they very often had these fixed 'boxes' to insert and display single LC's. The decoration always looked the same - just the images changed.

I don't know anout the financial situation in France in those years, but I think there wasn't too much money around. Very often they printed b/w LC's for color films even in mid-60's (FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE for instance). A few sets were printed in color - but only for Paris I understand.
In Italy emotions are BIG. Therefore the posters and LC's are the biggest in the world! My theory :).

In the US... well I don't know. Sometimes very good stuff, sometimes really awful. Like a lot of the Italian Western releases. They distributed without care and love for the job. B/w LC's, and strange cheap-looking posters. No wonder lots of these films were considered too be C-grade trash or whatever.
And by now this all is a thing of the past - promo is a thing for the net, TV and what have you. Showcases are boring by now. One design must do the job. Okay, the japanese still deliver some 'extra' design. (Great stuff)


Title: Re: Collecting Sergio Leone Memorabilia
Post by: mike siegel on May 09, 2012, 11:06:24 AM
I finally got the Italian OUATITW first release poster !

(Condition yesterday and today, after four hours of restoration)
(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/it-ea1.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/it-ea-res.jpg)


To make my week complete, I got my last missing photobusta. At least I think,
sets of 12 were common in Italy, I have 7 small ones and 5 big ones. Anybody
ever has some information regarding more Italian lobby cards, please let me know..

So here's the complete first release set :)

(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/DSC03246.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/DSC03247.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/DSC03249.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/DSC03250.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/DSC03251.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/DSC03252.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/DSC03253.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/DSC03257.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/DSC03255.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/DSC03262.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/DSC03266.jpg)(http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/peckinpah69/leone/DSC03260.jpg)