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Auction History Result
Lot #: 159 BLONDE CAPTIVE R30s, paperbacked 1sheetOffered 12/5/1994
Did not meet reserve
Appears in Hollywood Posters 6
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A 1930s Re-Release Vintage Movie One-sheet (Learn More)
The Blonde Captive, the 1932 Paul Withington Columbia Pictures Australian Aborigine jungle adventure thriller ("Captured by cavemen!"; "An absolutely authentic amazing adventure!"; "The strongest warrior won her for his bride!"; "Harpooning the Dugong"; "The Ceremony of the Breaking of the Teeth"; "The Blonde Captive Waves Farewell to Civilization!"; "Under the Auspices of The National Research Council of Australia"; "Produced by Northern Australia Expedition Syndicate") with dialogue and narration by Lowell Thomas ("The Voice of the Literary Digest"). Note that there are posters for this movie that do not have a studio listed, buy say "William Pizor presents" and those have been sold as original release. However, a pressbook and a glass slide I have seen clearly identify this as a movie from Columbia Pictures, and given that there is a glass slide, the movie was either released, or was certainly intended for release by Columbia. My guess of what happened is as follows: after the great success of "Africa Speaks" in 1931, I believe William Pizor discovered that in 1929 Paul Withington, an anthropology professor at Harvard, and Clifford Childs, an Australian archeologist, had organized an expedition to the Australian Aboriginal territories. Apparently, William Pizor took the footage these men had filmed, and somehow created a wild exploitation movie called "The Blonde Captive", likely using footage from the above men's expedition, combined with new (and likely "faked") footage! Based on the posters, it appears that there was nudity in the movie, and not just "native" nudity, but a nude white woman. It seems likely that the movie either never was released by Columbia, or had an extremely limited release (given that no Columbia posters or lobby cards seem to exist), probably because Columbia did not want its name associated with this movie (or perhaps theaters objected to it). It is unclear whether the "William Pizor presents" posters were created in 1932, or at a later time, and it is unclear whether they could possibly pre-date the intended Columbia release. Of course, this is all guessing! If anyone knows more about this movie, please e-mail me and I will post it here.
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Condition: very good.
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