H2019.10.17 - The Flag Lieutenant poster, 1927

Catalogue Number
H2019.10.17
Object Name
Poster
Object Type
theatre
Origin Country
Canada
Origin Province / Territory
Ontario
Origin Municipality
Toronto
Use Country
Canada
Use Province / Territory
British Columbia
Use Municipality
Vancouver
Dates/Period
1920s
Date
1927 to
Artifact History

The Flag Lieutenant is a British war film released in 1927 and directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Henry Edwards, Lilian Oldland and Dorothy Seacombe. It is based on the play The Flag Lieutenant by W.P. Drury.

1 of 17 posters in this accession found beneath the floorboards during the restoration of the Blue Cabin (2017), former cabin of artists Al Neil and Carole Itter. It is believed that the cabin was built by a Norwegian man on a dock in Coal Harbour. It was brought over to Dollarton Mud Flats where it stayed until 2015, when it was removed to make way for a development by Polygon Homes. The cabin was once one of numerous shacks found in pockets around the Metro Vancouver foreshore. In North Vancouver, the Blue Cabin was a part of a community of outsiders living in Maplewood Flats from the 1950s through the 1970s that included novelist Malcolm Lowry, poet Dorothy Livesay, and Greenpeace founder Paul Spong. Today, a number of arts organizations are working together to turn the Blue Cabin into a floating artist’s residency.

Manufacturer
Dominion Printing Company
Associated Vancouver Neighbourhood

downtown

Supporting Documentation Contents

The Blue Cabin Exhibition publication by the grunt gallery;
Blue Cabin Restoration Uncovers Entertainment Snapshot of Old Vancouver article by the Vancouver Sun;
grunt gallery email correspondence

Physical Description
rectangular; portrait orientation; top shows theatre name and opening date of the film; center features film title in large,red, block letters and drawing of ship with sunset in background;bottom features film tagline
Material
paper
Colour
yellow, red, white, orange, black, blue, green
Parts
Artifact Part Height (cm) Length (cm) Width (cm) Depth (cm) Diameter (cm) Thickness (cm) Weight
55.9 35.3
Technique
printed
Subject

Entertainment

Nomenclature
Department
History
Source
Grunt Gallery