Place Published: [Florida]
Publisher: Norman Studios
Date Published: 1926
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
First edition. Norman Studios bright graphics film large stone litho poster for the movie called "The Flying Ace" with an all coloured cast. Nice stone litho promotional theatre and promotional poster of 3 sheet poster printed in three sections. Multi colours one size (yellow, red brown & black) and verso blank. Printed by the Richey Litho Co. Three folded section with approximate size of 13-3/4 x 10-3/4 and unfolded 41 x 26-1/2 inches inches each section. Final full size approximately 41 x 77 inches approximately flat once assembled. Scarce.
Condition: Given the large number of folds in each of the three poster sections, fold tears, in each, are fairly typical of old vintage poster sheets, even unused copies like this. All three folded poster sections otherwise are in very good+ condition. The 3 poster section will have to be assembled backed to be fully displayed.
Released in 1926, starring Lawrence Criner and Kathryn Boyd, two established Black actors, this film was a major hit for Norman Studios. Criner played a World War I fighter pilot who returns home a hero. Peg Reynolds was Criner's side kick and together they rescue Boyd and her father from railroad thieves. The film boasted death defying feats in "the greatest airplane thriller ever filmed," but in reality, Norman shot all the airplane scenes with the plane on the ground. Though billed as “the greatest airplane thriller ever filmed,” the dueling planes in The Flying Ace actually were just a single plane shot from different angles. Among the top crowd-pleasing scenes was one in which the villain’s plane, with the kidnapped heroine in the back seat, flips upside down. Even so, the film was a sensation and grossed close to $20,000 through Norman's distribution efforts. According to World War II historians, many of the young boys who would grow up to become the Tuskegee Airmen were inspired to fly by seeing The Flying Ace.
Near Fine. Item #8600