Design: Mexican Lobby Card
Mexican Lobby Cards are beautiful, especially from the 50’s and 60’s. Great weird artwork, bold type and a black and white still pasted smack in the middle of everything. Usually lobby cards would come in sets of 8 and were somewhat expensive to produce as each one would be a different 4 color print. The Mexican artist solved the problem by simply printing one 4 color master then slapping a different cheap b/w photo on the existing card. Because of this many of the stills wouldn’t survive longer then a few runs of the film, becoming extremely dog-eared or missing all together. A totally clean card is a rarity indeed.