Australian 007 Posters
Released in Australia July 4th 1963, The Original 007 Film starring Sean Connery had many styles and sizes of Poster. From the wonderful Daybill size to One Sheets and Three Sheets. The film was classified as "Not Suitable for Children", and later during re-releases in the 1970's and 80's as (NRC) Not Recommended for Children. For the early films of the Connery era, Daybills were produced in full colour and singular or two tone colour, ie: Dr. No Blue poster much like the Thunderball version, these were used as multiple posters around cinema foyers across the country with Cinemas only given a few per film. There are also some terrific double bill examples as displayed below of Dr. No being shown back to back with other early Connery films.
From Russia with Love
Again a great range of varied poster style and sizes for the advertising for the second 007 outing in Australia, unlike International versions the original Australian posters did not show Bond holding the now famous Walther LP-53 air pistol. The 1970's Re-release poster (right) did so however, based on Eddie Paul's design. Notice how on the left the first printing poster is a lot more detailed than the second printing.
Released in 1965 in Australia, Goldfinger is our favourite 007 film and a poster we are very fond of, Australian posters for Goldfinger, ranged from the huge three sheet, to One sheets and the more common Daybill size. The design based heavily on the Chasman/ Brownjohn design. The standout is the blue lithograph style daybill (centre) printed by Robert Burton Printers of Sydney. The third poster is the 1970's re-release of the film, similar in style of the Thunderball re-release daybill.