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Posted 6 years ago


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These 4 posters and many more were found in the walls of an old building during a construction project. the condition is poor but they could be one of a kind.


  1. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    Wonderful find! love them.
  2. koolstuff koolstuff, 6 years ago
    Hey Packrat-place, thanks. I'll be gearing up to get some new things on "CW" soon.
  3. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
    Wondering if "The East Side Kids" were copying the popular "Dead End Kids"? Or which came first?
  4. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
    Main article: Dead End Kids
    When Samuel Goldwyn turned the play "Dead End" into a 1937 film, he recruited the original tough-talking kids from the play (Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Gabriel Dell, Billy Halop, and Bernard Punsly) to repeat their roles in the film. This led to the making of six other films starring The Dead End Kids. The most successful of these features were Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) with James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart, and They Made Me a Criminal (1939), starring John Garfield. Universal offered a competing series, under the Little Tough Guys brand name, featuring most of the same kids.

    The East Side Kids
    In 1940 producer Sam Katzman, noting the financial success of other tough-kid series, made the film East Side Kids using two of the 'Little Tough Guys', Hally Chester and Harris Berger. He added former Our Gang player Donald Haines, Frankie Burke, radio actor Sam Edwards, and Eddie Brian to round out the new team. The film served as a kind of "pilot" for a possible series of films, which were eventually made possible by this film's success.

    Katzman hired former Dead End Kid Bobby Jordan to play the lead in the first film in the series proper, Boys of the City and he was soon joined in the series by Leo Gorcey. Gorcey's brother David was also added, as well as (Ernie) 'Sunshine' Sammy Morrison as "Scruno," the only African-American in the group and a former child actor from the very first cast of the Our Gang comedy team

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