Never Too Young To Rock
UK Quad (30" x 40") Single Sided
UK / British
Very Fine plus; originally folded (as issued)
Freddie Jones, Joe Lynch, Mud, Peter Denyer, Peter Noone, Sally James, Scott Fitzgerald, Slick, The Glitter Band, The Rubettes
Dust off that velvet suit, making sure those lapels are of regulation width (hint, anything under 12″ not accepted). Polish the platform shoes and make sure the mullet is brushed…the 70’s are back with a vengeance…“Never Too Young To Rock”. Featuring a string of ‘top’ bands from the ‘Glam-Rock’ decade; Mud, the Rubettes, Glitter Band, Scott Fitzgerald, Whoopee Band, Slick add Sally James a sexy music journalist (best remembered as Chris Tarrant’s co-compere in the cult kids TV show TISWAS) and you have a mountain of fun & nostalgia for those of a certain age. With some colourful, dynamic artwork it really epitomises the time and is a very ‘FUN’ poster. This original 1976 UK quad film poster is presented in excellent original unrestored, folded (as issued) condition that displays to fine effect; colours are deep and unfaded with some great glam 70’s imagery. A rare example that hardly ever turns up for sale in this high grade condition and represents a fantastic piece of very collectable and desirable original movie memorabilia from the decade of Glam-Rock.…more detail
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“Never Too Young To Rock“ is a weird curio from the era of glam rock. A talent detector van scours the country looking for pop bands in order to put on a show, eventually locating Mud, the Glitter Band and the Rubettes. If you’re a fan of these bands, there’ll be some curiosity value here, other than that, forget it. The extreme low budget, flat direction, grainy photography and the can’t-be-bothered-to-wait-for-a-sunny-day dullness of the location filming give the production a rather depressing tone, similar to an old public information film, and the laugh-free (to say nothing of confusing) screenplay doesn’t help matters.
This is a film set in the future, although you wouldn’t notice, when all pop music across the land has been banned. For some strange reason two men in an ice cream van converted to detect pop performances, are searching the country for the latest pop talent in order to put on a show for the kids. This leads them to 70’s popsters the Rubettes, the group with the red suits and white berets, performing on the back of a lorry. Mud, found in a truck drivers cafe and the Glitter band. These groups united at the climax of the film for the rousing title song (oop’s did I just give the end away)
The three bands (the Rubettes, Mud and the Glitter Band) each perform 2 of their hits on stage and here the photography and the editing is perfect. If you are a fan of these bands, you won’t find better material from that period. So if you like these bands of the 70’s you will enjoy it very much.
A poster that has never been used or displayed and may show the most minor signs of age and wear. The poster should have no holes or tears.
A generally unused poster with fresh, saturated colors. May have minimal tears at folds. Has no significant holes, no paper loss, may have minor tears along edges, may have fine pin holes.
A poster with bright colour and crisp overall appearance. It may have very general signs of use including slight fold separation and fold wear. It may have pin holes or very minor tears. This is the highest grade allowed for a poster that has been restored either on linen or on paper.
A poster with good colors and overall clean appearance. It may have minor tears small paper loss and minor stains. It may have some fold seperation.
An average poster with overall fresh color. May have tears, minor paper loss, minor hazing. Paper may be brittle due to age, may have minor stains. May have a small amount of writing in an unobtrusive place. May have medium or major restoration.
A poster with faded colors and brittle paper, showing significant signs of use. May have tears and paper loss. May have tape, writing, stains in image area. In need of restoration or had major restoration.
A poster that is worn, torn, and/or damaged. May have staining, cracking, dry rot, and/or large tears. May be heavily soiled, may have pieces missing. In need of major restoration.
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11 x 14″ printed on heavy stock paper. Used as display in theatre lobbies. Originally made in sets of eight. Some sets have a title card, which contains credits and artwork, essentially a mini-poster. The remaining seven cards are coloured photographic credits and poster artwork showing different scenes from the movie.
14 x 22″ printed on heavy stock paper with the top 4-6 inches usually left blank for the local cinema owner to fill in the cinema and the date it was due to play. Largely discontinued during the 1970’s.
22 x 28″ printed on heavy stock paper. The image displayed is normally a smaller version of the main poster, although some do have different artworks and sometimes come in two versions.
14 x 36″ printed on heavy stock paper. Inserts usually have the same artwork as a one sheet. Popular with collectors since they are smaller and easier to frame. Normally come tri folded or rolled.
STYLE Y/FORTY BY SIXTY
40 x 60″ printed on heavy stock paper. Rare since they were primarily used for major motion pictures only. Designed to be used outside the theatre, on an easel, normally at a drive-in movie theatre.
27 x 41″ printed on paper. This is the most common size of poster, intended to be displayed in a glass “marquee” case. It is the most sought after size by collectors. Since the 1980’s most posters are sent to the theatre rolled and maybe slightly smaller measuring 27″ by 40″ and with the advent of backlit light boxes a growing number of modern movie posters are available double-sided and the more traditional single-sided.
41 x 81″ printed on paper. These were printed on two or three separate sheets designed to overlap, few survive. Used for larger advertising spaces, normally posted on walls, perfect for huge movie theatres the drive-in, where people could see them from a distance. From the 1970’s on, three-sheets were sometimes printed in one piece and issued as “international” versions to be used abroad.
30 x 40″ Most common poster size used in the UK. British Quads are horizontal and may have different artwork to the US one sheet. Like a US one sheet they normally come in two versions. Like a US one sheet they are usually supplied single-sided or more commonly now as a double sided poster.
27 X 40″, printed on paper. Very rarely used size.
13 x 28″ six inches shorter than the US insert, very nice size to frame. Italian poster illustrators are some of the best in the industry.
18 x 26″ Glossy, high quality, used as lobby cards in Italy. Size may vary, either vertical or horizontal format. There are also double Photobusta or mini Photobusta.
(DUE): 39 x 55″ This is the standard poster size used in Italy. Italian poster illustrators are some of the best in the industry.
(QUATTRO) 55 x 79″ Very large Italian poster printed in two pieces, often contains very beautiful artwork.
47 x 63″ (GRANDE) or 24 x 33″ (PETITE) French movie posters normally come with different artwork to either the US or the UK. Like the Italian’s some of the artwork is extrememly beautiful.