‘My Sister Eileen’ Premiere/Release Date Sept. 22, 1955

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These six rough drawings for “My Sister Eileen” are a living embodiment of the quality we call “delightful.” And this work of Bass’, as drawn by Al Kallis, practically screams delightful musical.


My Sister Eileen1My Sister Eileen No.1

My Sister Eileen2My Sister Eileen No.2

My Sister Eileen3My Sister Eileen No.3

My Sister Eileen6My Sister Eileen No.4

My Sister Eileen5My Sister Eileen No. 5

My Sister Eileen4My Sister Eileen No. 6

Unfortunately, ads No. 2 through 5 were not used. However, ad No. 1 became both consumer ad mat 104 and the basis for the six-sheet poster for the movie:

my sister eileen six sheet1


Ad No. 6 became the one-sheet poster for “My Sister Eileen”:

my sister eileen one sheet1

Again, to show what Bass was up against with the ads that the studio executives (this time at Columbia) wanted to run, here’s one of the incredibly busy ads run by Columbia for “My Sister Eileen”:

my sister eileen busy ad1

The links below take you to the other Bass/Kallis work in this story:

“Magnificent Obsession” — Universal-International — release/premiere date: Aug. 4, 1954

“A Star is Born” — Warner Bros. — Sept. 29, 1954

“Carmen Jones” — Twentieth Century Fox — Oct. 5, 1954

“The Racers” — Twentieth Century Fox — Feb. 4, 1955

“Not as a Stranger” — United Artists — June 28, 1955

“The Shrike” — Universal-International — July 7, 1955

“The Virgin Queen” — Twentieth Century Fox — July 22, 1955

“Mister Roberts” — Warner Bros. — July 30, 1955

“My Sister Eileen” — Columbia — Sept. 22, 1955

“The Rose Tattoo” — Paramount — Dec. 12, 1955

“The Conqueror” — RKO — Feb. 22, 1956

“On the Threshold of Space” — Twentieth Century Fox — March 29, 1956


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