Lease review photos as still many have edge wear, chips, creases, tears, stains, pinholes, etc. The backside of a still may have a photographer stamp, adhered paper snipe, typed snipe and/or hand written notes about the movie or movie stars. So check out all our listings! Some of our stills are 100 years old & we want them to arrive safely! Still that was issued for a movie by the National Screen Service (NSS), or by a movie studio, or by another company authorized by the studio for display in an actual movie theater or for promotional use at the time of the films release.Rerelease stills are also "original" but they are usually considered less desirable. Rerelease stills can be identified by reviewing the numbers in the bottom right corner of the still.
For example, a still with "R75-123" in the bottom right corner identifies the still is a 1975 rerelease of the movie. From 1939 until the mid-1980s the NSS distributed almost 90% of all American movie posters. During the 1960s and 1970s they had at least 6 regional print shops: New Jersey, Cleveland, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Wichita, and Dallas.
They produced, printed, distributed and stocked all of the materials for most of the major movie studios. NSS was bought out by Technicolor, Inc. Movie studios mostly now print and distribute their own advertising materials. Common still standard sizes include. 8" x 10"; 8 1/2" x 10"; 7" x 9" and 11" x 14".Measurements on these can vary slightly, but usually by no more than a quarter inch or so. We have over 30,000 different original movie stills ranging from the 1920s to 1960s. The original movie stills come from an amazing collection that was recently discovered in Massachusetts. Thank You from our team at Original Movie Stills. The item "WOLF MAN Original Movie Still 8x10 Horror, Bela Lugosi, Fay Helm 1941 13543" is in sale since Tuesday, March 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Photographs\1940-49\Black & White". The seller is "originalmoviestills" and is located in Bethel, Connecticut. This item can be shipped worldwide.