Sign of the Pagan lobby card


Original lobby card for Universal International Pictures’ 1954 motion picture, Sign of the Pagan . Douglas Sirk directed this biographical drama about the life of Attila the Hun. Jeff Chandler, Jack Palance, and Ludmilla Tchérina star in this film. This card depicts Attila cackling as he sweeps a woman off her feet.

Lobby cards were once a popular form of advertisement for motion pictures. The publicity departments of Hollywood studios created cards featuring striking images of their latest films and delivered sets to theatres across the country. Lobby cards were created to entice future audiences and increase ticket sales.

Date Made: 1954

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Movie


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2009.0017.62.02Accession Number: 2009.0017

Object Name: Movie Stillscardlobby card

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 in x 14 in; 27.94 cm x 35.56 cm


Record Id: nmah_656379

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