1950's
Movie Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.


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TITLE
DESCRIPTION
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PRICE
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A Place In The Sun
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad for the movie that was based on the novel An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser. This love story starred Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 1951
Woman's Home Companion
0
$8.00
View Movie 50s-49

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About Mrs. Leslie
starring Shirley Booth and Robert Ryan. Ad measures 8" x 11" and is black and white August 1954
Woman's Day
1
$8.00 View Movie 50s-7
Alexander The Great
Full color 13" x 9 1/2" ad for what the ad calls "The most Colossal Motion Picture of All Time". The ad has a picture of a huge battle taking place and mentions the stars being Richard Burton, Fredric March and Claire Bloom. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 2, 1956
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Movie 50s-43

Alice in Wonderland
Full color 9 1/2" x 14" ad for this wonderful animated movie from Walt Disney. The ad announces that it is "Coming this fall...", that it is "Worth its wait in wonders" and that it "will be your happiest experience in years!". The ad is filled with drawings of the characters from this movie and mentions that it features the voices of Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway, Jerry Colonna and Kathryn Beaumont as Alice.
January 22, 1951
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s-52

American Guerrilla in the Philippines
Three color 10" x 13" ad for this true action film with Tyrone Power and Micheline Prelle.
November 6, 1950
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s-21

An American in Paris
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for this lively musical with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 15, 1951
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s-30

Annie Get Your Gun
Three color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for this lively musical with Betty Hutton and Howard Keel. The headline claims that it is "even greater as an M-G-M Musical" and has a picture of Betty Hutton in costume.
May 22, 1950
Life magazine
2
$8.00
View Movie 50s-38

Born Yesterday
with Judy Holliday, William Holden and Broderick Crawford January 1, 1951
Life magazine
1
$8.00 View Movie 50s-5
But Not For Me
Black and white 10" x 13" ad for this comedy with Clark Gable and Carroll Baker. The scene says that "Gable Acts his Age...and Becomes the New Rage" and that "The Great Lover becomes today's Great Comedy Star". This movie also stars Lilli Palmer and Lee J. Cobb.
October 5, 1959
Life magazine
2
$7.50
View Movie 50s-24

Career
Black and white 9 1/2" x 14" ad for this drama that was produced by Hal Wallis. This scorching production starred Dean Martin, Anthony Franciosa, Shirley MacLaine, Carolyn Jones and introduced Joan Blackman. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 12, 1959
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Movie 50s-46

Clash By Night
Black and white 10" x 14" ad for this tense thriller with Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas, Robert Ryan and Marilyn MOnroe. There is a large picture of Douglas yelling at Stanwyck and a smaller picture of Ryan wrapping a towel around Marilyn's neck and twisting it tighter.
April 21, 1952
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Clash By Night

Father's Little Dividend
starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett and Elizabeth Taylor May 1951
McCall's
1
$8.00 View Movie 50s-15
Funny Face
Three color 10" x 13" ad for the movie that starred Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire and costarring Kay Thompson, Michael Auclair and Robert Flemyng. The ad says this is "presented in a real new dimension in motion picture enjoyment" and that "Audrey's marvelous in her first musical..singing and dancing with Fred to those great Gershwin tunes...in the picture that presents the Paris fashions of tomorrow".
April 8, 1957
Life magazine
1
$7.50 View Movie 50s-12
Gigi
Full color 10" x 13" ad for this musical with Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier and Louis Jourdan. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view. June 23, 1958
Life magazine
2
$7.50 View Movie 50s-13
Hans Christian Andersen
Three color 5" x 14" ad for this Musical from Samuel Goldwyn that claims to tell the story about how "When you're in love you're nine feet tall...". Listed stars in this movie were Danny Kaye, Farley Granger and introducing JeanMaire.
December 1, 1952
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s51

Hard, Fast and Beautiful
Black and white 10" x 14" ad for this Ida Lupino production. This movie about the making of a champion tennis player starred Claire Trevor and Sally Forrest. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 7, 1951
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s-44

Harvey
starring James Stewart January 1, 1951
Life magazine
1
$8.00 View Movie 50s-14
I'll Cry Tomorrow
Black and white 10" x 13" ad for this Susan Hayward and Eddie Albert movie.
December 19, 1955
Life magazine
0
$8.00
View Movie 50s-19

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Imitation of Life
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad for this movie with Lana Turner and John Gavin. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view. March 9, 1959
Life magazine
2
$7.50 View Movie 50s-8
Ivanhoe
Three color 10" x 14" ad for this Robert Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor movie.
August 25, 1952
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s-20

Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing
Three colored 4 3/4" x 11 3/4" ad for the 20th Century-Fox production of the true story from Hans Suyin. This story of powerful romance starred William Holden and Jennifer Jones. This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
September 1955
Woman's Home Companion
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s-45

Magnificent Obsession
Black and white 9 1/4" x 12" ad for this passionate movie with Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson and Barbara Rush. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
July 19, 1954
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s-31

Man on Fire
With Bing Crosby and Inger Stevens June 1957
McCall's
1
$7.50 View Movie 50s-9
Mister Roberts
Black and white 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for this classic movie starring Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell and Jack Lemmon. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 27, 1955
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s-29

Moulin Rouge
Full color 9 3/4" x 14" ad for this historical love story starring Jose Ferrer and Zsa Zsa Gabor. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view. May 4, 1953
Life magazine
2
$8.00 View Movie 50s-11
My Forbidden Past
Black and white 10" x 13" ad for this HOT movie with Robert Mitchum, Ava Gardner and Melvyn Douglas.
May 1951
Woman's Home Companion
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s-25

Never a Dull Moment
starring Irene Dunne and Fred MacMurray November 6, 1950
Life magazine
1
$8.00 View Movie 50s-17
Never So Few
Three color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for this movie that starred Frank Sinatra and Gina Lollobrigida. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
December 28, 1959
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Movie50s-28

Not as a Stranger
with Olivia De Haviland, Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra and Broderick Crawford June 20, 1955
Life magazine
1
$8.00 View Movie 50s-6
Operation Petticoat
with Cary Grant and Tony Curtis December 21, 1959
Life magazine
1
$7.50 View Movie 50s-3
Our Very Own
Three color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for this romantic movie with Ann Blyth, Farley Granger and Joan Evans. The ad has a photo of Farley and Ann in a deep embrace while standing on the beach. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
July 17, 1950
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s-41

Picnic
Black and white 9 1/2" x 12 1/4" ad for this movie starring William Holden, Kim Novak, Susan Strasberg, Cliff Robertson and Rosalind Russell. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad are not visible in the scanned view.
January 30, 1956
Life magazine
0
$7.50
View Movie 50s-26

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Pillow Talk
Three color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for this light romance with Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall and Thelma Ritter. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
September 28, 1959
Life magazine
0
$7.50
View Movie 50s-39

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Return to Paradise
Full color 12" x 9 1/2" ad for this action movie with Gary Cooper. The ad has a picture of a beach on an island in the Pacific Ocean where Gary Cooper is holding up a board to protect a native woman from something that is off screen. In the background are native attacks, sailors being taken prisoner and a man kissing a woman. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
August 3, 1953
Life magazine
0
$8.00
View Movie 40s-40

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Salome
Full color 10" x 13" ad for this epic movie with Rita Hayworth, Stewart Granger and Charles Laughton. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 30, 1953
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s-23

Some Came Running
with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine December 25, 1958
Life magazine
1
$7.50 View Movie 50s-2
Son of Sinbad
Full color 9 1/4" x 12" ad for this adventure film from Howard Hughes. The film stars Dale Robertson, Sally Forrest, Lili St. Cyr and Vincent Price. This colorful ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view. May 23, 1955
Life magazine
2
$8.00 View Movie 50s-4
Take The High Ground
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad for this M-G-M military movie that starred Richard Widmark and Karl Malden. At the bottom of the ad are mentioned upcoming movies including Mogambo, Torch Song, Kiss Me Kate and All The Brothers Were Valiant. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 5, 1953
Life magazine
2
$8.00
View Movie 50s-36

The Baron of Arizona
Black and white 10" x 13" ad for this True Movie that stars Vincent Price and Ellen Drew. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 6, 1950
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s-33

The Benny Goodman Story
starring Steve Allen and Donna Reed January 16, 1956
Life magazine
1
$7.50 View Movie 50s-16
The Blue Veil
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for this romantic movie with a cast that includes Jane Wyman, Charles Laughton, Joan Blondell and Agnes Moorehead. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 22, 1951
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s-34

The Caine Mutiny
Three color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for this powerful movie starring Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson and Fred MacMurray. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad are not visible in the scanned view.
June 21, 1954
Life magazine
2
$8.00
View Movie 50s-27

The Company She Keeps
Black and white 10" x 13 1/2" ad for this powerful romance with Lizabeth Scott, Jane Greer and Dennis O'Keefe. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
January 8, 1951
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s-35

The Jazz Singer
Black and white 10" x 13" ad for this musical starring Danny Thomas and Peggy Lee. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 14, 1953
Saturday Evening Post
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s-22

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
Three color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for this movie from Darryl F. Zanuck. The ad has a picture of Gregory Peck standing in the suit in the title and mentions other cast members including Jennifer Jones, Fredric March, Marisa Pavan and Lee J. Cobb.
March 19, 1956
Life magazine
2
$7.50
View Movie 50s-48

The Mating Game
starring Debbie Reynolds and Tony Randall. A black & white ad that measures 7 1/2" x 10 1/4" March 1959
Photoplay magazine
1
$7.50 View Movie 50s-10
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Full color 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad for this movie adapted from the Ernest Hemingway story. This story has been brought to life by the fine cast of Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward and Ava Gardner and this epic travels from Paris to Africa.
November 1952
Good Housekeeping
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s54

The Spirit of St. Louis
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad where one American icon, James Stewart, played the part of another, Charles Lindbergh. This is an ad for the movie that came from Lindbergh's own book detailing the first successful plane crossing ot the Atlantic Ocean. The ad lists many of the popular activities of the roaring '20s and says that from these "came a shy lanky guy called 'Lucky Lindy'". There is a picture from the movie of a serious-looking Stewart standing next to a woman.
April 22, 1957
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Movie 50s53

The Sword and the Rose
Three color 5" x 10 1/2" ad for this exciting movie from Walt Disney. The ad headline claims that "Walt Disney brings a New Measure of Excitement to Romance!" in this movie starring Richard Todd and Glynis Johns.
July 1953
Cosmopolitan
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s-47

The West Point Story
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad for this rousing movie with James Cagney, Virgina Mayo, Doris Day, Gordon MacRae and Gene Nelson. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 20, 1950
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s-32

Trapeze
with Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Gina Lollobrigida. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view. May 28, 1956
Life magazine
1
$7.50 View Movie 50s-1
Underwater
Full color 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for this Howard Hughes action film with Jane Russell, Gilbert Roland and Richard Egan. The ad has a picture of Ms. Russell in a red bathing suit skin diving surrounded by fish while a man with a knife is swimming up behind her. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 7, 1955
Life magazine
0
$8.00
View Movie 50s-42

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Vendetta
Full color 10" x 13" ad for this Howard Hughes film starring Faith Domergue. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
January 1, 1951
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s-18

Young Bess
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for this epic about Queen Elizabeth which starred Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr and Charles laughton. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 1, 1953
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Movie 50s-37










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