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Did you know... that 8x10 stills were sometimes displayed on the back of old lobby cards?

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Added: 06/20/2011

    The backs of some outdated lobby cards were overprinted with a solid rectangular pattern. This was sometimes done in the 1950s and 1960s by some theater owners, so that old lobby cards could be re-used as "frames" for 8x10 stills, which were then displayed in lobby card frames, or just as they were. Sometimes when a still was attached to the back of these cards they would tape or staple it in place, and sometimes they would instead cut four diagonal slits in each corner of the image, and cut out a small triangle area by each slit. They put the corners of the still into each slit from the back of the card, and then taped the still into place from the front of the card.
     Such lobby cards ARE first release regular lobby cards, and most collectors don't consider the overprinting on the back a significant defect, unless there is damage caused by a still being attached or if there are cuts or paper loss in the corners of the card.

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