The primary typeface for this poster is Fanfare (Louis Oppenheim, 1927). Apparently, the designers of La Boca were unhappy with some of its capital letters, so they replaced them with shapes that are derived from the lowercase – see C, M, V and W. The script is Filmotype LaSalle, designed in 1952 by Ray Baker. Looking at a word like ‘Alida’ reveals that Filmotype’s official digitization (Patrick Griffin, Rebecca Alaccari, 2008) – the version that is used here – is superior to competing releases.
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I guess the other fonts must be Cassannet (Regular and Outline) and Neutra Condensed with Alternates (see G).
Cood catches, Stefan! Updating now.
is it Fanfarre or Taull?
Good indeed, Stefan! I saw Cassanet before, but it was eluding me.
Daniel, Taüll is certainly in the same ballpark (and equally stunning), but the typeface used here is definitely a modified Fanfare.