Warner Bros.
trailer typography
1935-1939

My goal is to create a collection of all trailer titles from all commercially available Warner Bros. movies. I started with five pages, covering 25 years worth of trailer typography: from 1930 to 1954. I started with this era, simply because it’s the Golden Age of Trailer Title design. During the late 1950s designers started using existing typefaces, which made the designs less visually interesting. Which doesn’t mean you should visit these five pages and never come back… This is just the beginning. I’ll be adding more pages, with hopefully equally interesting typography or lettering.

1930

    Second Choice + Lilies of the Field + Sally + Playing Around + General Crack + In the Next Room + Wide Open + Loose Ankles + The Other Tomorrow + She Couldn’t Say No + No, No, Nanette + Isle of Escape + Strictly Modern + The Green Goddess + Son of the Gods + Song of the West + On The Border + The Furies + Under a Texas Moon + Murder Will Out + Spring is Here + Those Who Dance + Show Girl in Hollywood + The Second Floor Mystery + Hold Everything + A Notorious Affair + The Man Hunter + Dumbbells in Ermine + The Flirting Widow + The Man from Blankley’s + Song of the Flame + Mammy + Back Pay + Courage + Rough Waters + Golden Dawn + Sweethearts and Wives + The Bride of the Regiment + Sweet Mama + Recaptured Love + Road to Paradise + Sweet Kitty Bellairs + Dancing Sweeties + Three Faces East + The Matrimonial Bed + Numbered Men + The Dawn Patrol + Oh Sailor Behave + The Office Wife + Top Speed + Big Boy + The Way of All Men + The Bad Man + Bright Lights + Scarlet Pages + Moby Dick + Old English + Maybe It’s Love + College Lovers + Sinner’s Holiday + The Girl of the Golden West + The Doorway to Hell + The Truth About Youth + The Life of the Party + A Soldier’s Plaything + River’s End + The Gorilla + Sunny + The Widow from Chicago + Outward Bound + One Night at Susie’s + Man to Man + Mother’s Cry + Divorce Among Friends + The Lash + Captain Thunder

1931

    Viennese Nights + Little Caesar + Other Men’s Women + Captain Applejack + Illicit + Sit Tight + Fifty Million Frenchmen + God’s Gift to Women + Svengali + The Millionaire + The Public Enemy + The Maltese Falcon + Gold Dust Gertie + Smart Money + Children of Dreams + Night Nurse + Bought! + The Star Witness + Alexander Hamilton + Side Show + The Road to Singapore + Expensive Women + The Mad Genius + Blonde Crazy + The Naughty Flirt + Kismet + Going Wild + The Right of Way + Kiss Me Again + Father’s Son + The Hot Heiress + Woman Hungry + The Finger Points + Misbehaving Ladies + Too Young to Marry + The Lady Who Dared + Party Husband + Men of the Sky + Big Business Girl + Chances + Broadminded + The Reckless Hour + The Last Flight + The Bargain + I Like Your Nerve + Five Star Final + Penrod and Sam + Honor of the Family + The Ruling Voice + Local Boy Makes Good + Compromised + Safe in Hell + Her Majesty, Love

1932

    Taxi! + The Man Who Played God + Alias the Doctor + Manhattan Parade + The Cabin in the Cotton + Doctor X + I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang + 20,000 Years in Sing Sing

1933

    42nd Street + The House on 56th Street + Baby Face Wild Boys of the Road + The Working Man + Mystery of the Wax Museum + Gold Diggers of 1933 + Footlight Parade + Bureau of Missing Persons + Ex-Lady + Picture Snatcher + Lady Killer

1934

    The Big Shakedown + Fashions of 1934 + Jimmy the Gent + Here Comes the Navy + Housewife + Dames + Flirtation Walk + The St. Louis Kid