Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Ed Wood Wednesdays: The Wood Promo Odyssey, Part Two by Greg Dziawer

Romance on her lips and a six shooter on her hip: A lobby card for The Lawless Rider

Previously at Ed Wood Wednesdays, the esteemed proprietor of this blog, Joe Blevins, brilliantly dissected The Lawless Rider...and Ed Wood's involvement in it.

This week, I'm sharing images of my lobby card set from the film (photos courtesy: Kitten).

To state the obvious, there are Seven Deadly Sins, an equivalent number to the unique cards in this set. I bought it on eBay earlier this year, a Buy-it-Now for under 15 bucks before shipping, in my recollection. Though I received eight cards, one is a duplicate. I have thought about this far too long and hard, wondering if the seller had a few sets and mis-packed mine?; if the set deliberately had a dupe, maybe one for the ticket window?; if the distributor had mis-packed the set upon providing it to a theater? 

The Woodologist in me finds it very fitting. All I knew is that there is very likely an eighth card out there. I am no expert on lobby card sets but an uneven number screams NO. 

Here are the seven Lawless Rider cards I have:









And if you see that eighth card, pardner, be sure to drop us a line.

2 comments:

  1. joe blevins' eagle eye noted that the yellow card has no orange border - and it is clearly of a distinctly different design than the others- leading him to speculate that perhaps the 6 cards form a set, and the yellow card is from another set or an individual card. a distinct possibility, in my mind.

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  2. losing my mind, again, but note all of the scarves tied around the cowboys' necks. and it might be me, but isn't there a strong sexual undercurrent to all of these images?

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