(20" X 60") were tall vertical panels, printed on thin paper stock and
usually sold in sets of four or six for the more high-profile
releases by the studios. They were designed to be displayed on the
entrance doors of the
theatre and featured their own unique artwork. More often than not,
one panel would feature the title of the film, and the other panels
would feature full-length photographs of the stars. These sets were rarely
rented to theatre owners, presumably due to their relatively high
compared to the other available posters, and consequently are very
rare and extremely collectible today.
It is also interesting to note that the
first the panel of the You Only Live Twice set (pictured below) is
in fact Mie Hama’s body with Akiko Wakabayashi’s head montaged on top!