Mondo Fever

You know your movie poster business is doing well when it’s featured in The Wall Street Journal — as The Alamo Drafthouse / Mondo Gallery mafia continues its hot streak.

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It’s So Major!

If you’re looking for holiday presents, you can stock up at EMoviePoster’s December 2012 Mini/Major Auction where there’s something for everyone — with parts II and III ending Tuesday and Thursday this week!

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Martinati Straight Up!

Heritage Auctions is putting on another one of their Movie Poster Signature Auctions Nov. 29-30 in Dallas, Texas this week — and I’m pretty high on their lots from Italian master, Luigi Martinati (of the infamous BCM Studio – aka Ballester Capitani Martinati) — who created all the elegant manifestos below.

The Grand Iluzjon

If the names Flisak, Mlodozeniec, and Swierzy make your eyeballs go in a tizzy, then you’ll be thrilled to witness the Iluzjon of beautiful Polish movie posters on display at 18 Hewett Street in London this week (Oct. 19-29), compliments of EyeSeaPosters and Protein.

There’s also a special preview night on Oct. 18 where I’m sure the Polish vodka will be honored as well!

Italian American Beauty

The illustrious Illustraction Gallery recently introduced me to French actress, Mylene Demongeot (top right), who bears a striking resemblance to Anita Ekberg and Brigitte Bardot in this Italian photobusta for The Three Musketeers.

Clint’s Next Pitch…

Fresh off his rabble-rousing GOP convention speech, it looks like Clint Eastwood’s Trouble With the Curve is taking the Moneyball approach to its one-sheets. Translation: this movie’s about more than just baseball.

Last Girls of Summer!

Tomorrow is officially the last day of summer — so enjoy the sunshine while it lasts (if it hasn’t disappeared wherever you’re at already)! (Intemporel)

Film Art From Behind the Iron Curtain

Movie poster fans, tear down those walls! If you happen to be anywhere near South Carolina this fall, then be sure to check out Dr. Matthew Johnston’s exquisite exhibition of Eastern European movie posters at Wofford College.

And for those unable to see the show in person, there’s always Pinterest! (APF)

Ruthless Movie Poster Collectors?

Heritage reports that they sold the 3-sheet for The American Venus for $35k (at last month’s Vintage Movie Posters Signature Auction) — a beautiful piece of paper that bears a vague Oscar-like resemblance to the 80’s laffer, Ruthless People.