Honest Abe would be rolling over in his grave if he knew that this John Wilkes Booth-inspired poster for Birth of A Nation (left) recently sold for over $48,000…(HA)
The three-part EMoviePoster Mini/Major Sale gets started Sunday, 2/24, and runs through 3/5 — so I’m sure there will be some vintage
deals steals to be had!
Notice anything different today about the Meansheets? Okay, I know it’s not a major renovation, but the old aptly-named Kubrick default WordPress theme was causing some linkage issues — so I updated to the newer, sleeker, more modern Twenty Eleven theme…so now I’m only two years behind the curve!
However, I figured that since this blog celebrates vintage posters, there’s certainly no rush to be timely!
I’m not much of a horror movie fan, but I finally got a chance this weekend to look at Kirk Hammett of Metallica’s movie poster/memorabilia book, Too Much Horror Business — and was mesmerized by his scary pre-1940’s collection.
There’s also a revealing interview with Hammett, in which he details his poster collecting habits and how he has avoided the “celebrity tax” by hiring a fellow collector to do his bidding for him. (AllPosterForum)
From December 14-18, 2012, The Swann Auction Galleries presents Monsters and Maidens: A Film Poster Collection, featuring some of the darnedest damsels in distress designs that any movie poster lover has seen, including works by (clockwise from top left): Roger Soubie, Boris Grinsson, Alfredo Capitani, and Anselmo Ballester. (MOPO)
Just in time for Christmas, Profiles In History, the movie memorabilia auction house made famous by Syfy’s Hollywood Treasure TV show led by auctioneer-extraordinaire, Joe Maddalena, will be auctioning off some of 007’s most rare and expensive on-screen film treasures this weekend, December 15-16, 2012.