Six pantomime theater posters.
Yorkshire: Taylors Printers, (c. 1930). Six vibrant posters advertising pantomime shows with familiar titles: Goldilocks, Red Riding Hood, Aladdin, Babes in the Wood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Mother Goose. For all except Babes in the Wood and Mother Goose, the story's protagonist, regardless of gender, has been replaced by an anonymous starlet. The posters borrow from Golden Age Hollywood marketing in other ways, leaning heavily either on cartoonish linework or brushed realism, and always offering dazzling depictions of heroism, beauty, or comedy. Four of the posters are in a large landscape format. The other two (Goldilocks and Red Riding Hood) are in portrait orientation, and the publisher has left room above the image where the theater can place its own marquee. All posters shrink wrapped to foam board. All show trace instances of edgewear, some bear evidence of toning at extremes. A near fine set. Item #31734