Super Rare JUMBO lobby card from the 1933 “Alice in Wonderland”. Long before Walt Disney would buy the right to produce this animation classic, Hollywood did a real life version with some of the biggest movie stars of the early 1930s Golden Age of Hollywood. Original paper on this 1933 film is very scarce and Jumbo Lobby Cards even More So! This is only the 2nd Jumbo lobby card known to exist. Very good to excellent condition with some age wear. Has been matted to white mat (with paper tape, could easily be removed). Looks quite NICE in the mat, with the right frame would be a most impressive presentation !
Alice in Wonderland (Paramount, 1933). JUMBO Lobby Card (14″ X 17″).
Paramount threw all that it could into this epic Pre-code adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s curious children’s tales. They brought in the screenwriting talents of the great Joseph L. Mankiewicz and William Cameron Menzies, and spent five months cycling through 7,000 suitors for the role of Alice, which included a young Betty Grable, Ida Lupino, and Paulette Goddard among the throngs. Charlotte Henry won the part, of course, and played opposite everyone from Gary Cooper to Louise Fazenda, but still the studio lost its shirt at the box office – perhaps having something to do with the fact that the principal stars were basically unrecognizable under the fantastic makeup and costuming.
This ambitious adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic features an all-star cast, including Charlotte Henry as Alice, Gary Cooper as the White Knight, Cary Grant as the Mock Turtle, W.C. Fields as Humpty Dumpty, Sterling Holloway as the Frog, Alison Skipworth as the Duchess, and Edward Everett Horton as the Mad Hatter, to name just a few.
Linen finish Jumbo lobby card mounted in a matte with paper tape. The lobby card measures 14″ X 17″ and the matte frame measures 19.25″ X 22″. Starring Charlotte Henry, Cary Grant, W.C. Fields, Gary Cooper, Billy Barty, Edward Everett Horton, Richard Arlen, Sterling Holloway, Raymond Hatton, Richard ‘Skeets’ Gallagher, Leon Errol, Louise Fazenda, Polly Moran, Ned Sparks, Charles Ruggles, Baby LeRoy, May Robson, Edna May Oliver, Jack Oakie, and Roscoe Karns. Directed by Norman Z. McLeod. A partially restored jumbo lobby card with good color and an overall very presentable appearance. It may have slight edge wear, mild creases, tiny paper lifts, small tears, light scuffs, or toning. Touchup has been applied to some of the creases and tears.