I like serials, I don’t think that’s any secret. Every now and again I get a really nice, obscure item that has a lot more to it than a lobby card. That’s the case with this press book for the 1920 serial, Hidden Dangers, starring Joe Ryan and Jean Page. The booklet has a complete chapter-by-chapter novelization to run in the newspapers, pre-written publicity stories for the same, plus pictures of all the posters available for the various chapters. It was S.O.P to issue different one-sheets, three -sheets and billboard size six-sheets for each chapter! Today, I share with you all these poster treats, since the likelihood that anything more than a few one-sheets and lobby cards survived. The film is also lost.
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