Rare Movie Posters to be Displayed at PDH Summer Market - 17 January @ 5.30pm

Monday, 13 January 2014
Some of the rarest movie posters in Australia will be on display at the Portland District Health summer market on Friday January 17.

Collector Rick Bayne will display a selection of old movie posters, some dating back to the 1930s, at the market.

It is the first time the posters have been displayed in Portland.

The market is a community fund-raiser for new special care facilities at PDH.

It is planned to redevelop two rooms in the hospital’s sub-acute ward into a new special care room which will provide facilities for palliative care, caring for people with dementia and others needing close monitoring.

Mr Bayne, who is the PDH media liaison officer, has a huge collection of posters from the 1920s to modern day.

I have a whole room filled with movie posters, mostly in a specially-built storage cabinet. I probably have about 10,000 posters and lobby cards and am always looking to add to the collection, he said.

Obviously I won't be able to display all of them but I will bring a car load of items to show the different styles and sizes from over the years.

Mr Bayne's collection includes early Australian titles, Elvis Presley, science-fiction and horror, Alfred Hitchcock, Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood and John Wayne. The collection includes some only known examples of rare posters.

Most of the posters that will be on display are not for sale but Mr Bayne will have a selection of items to sell.

I only ever sell a poster if I have a spare copy. I have been lucky to buy a few big collections over time which has helped me to continue growing my collection,he said.

Mr Bayne said he liked the colour and images of posters from the 1950s. I tend to like anything with a monster on it, particularly the colourful Australian posters, he said.

His collection also includes posters from the United States and England.

The market will be on the hospital grounds from 5.30-8pm and will also feature books, jewellery, soap, candles, cards, and plants.

Visitors to the market will be able to view the posters for a gold coin donation to PDH.

Anyone interested in participating in the market can contact Ms Malseed on camalseed.PDH@swarh.vic.gov.auor PH: 55221182.

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