Long Live The Weatherking!

Anybody who’s ever tried to buy an original vintage movie poster on eBay can tell you it’s like finding a needle in a haystack because they’re either insanely overpriced or impossible to find unless you’re searching for a specific title, not to mention risky because of a variety of factors — inaccurate descriptions, condition, fakes, reproductions, etc.

But I’ve found an excellent reputable dealer of French movie posters who calls himself Weatherking and I’ll probably regret broadcasting this because that means his affordable prices will most certainly go up — but the WK’s having another one of his monthly eBay auctions from June 15 to June 22, so don’t miss out!

Les French Faulkners

William Faulkner was a Nobel Prize-winning Southern writer who wrote movies purely for the money — and it showed as Hollywood bastardized most of the film adaptations of his literary masterpieces. But at least a few of the French movie poster artists got it right, including Boris Grinsson, who did the artwork on The Sound and The Fury below.

All’s Welles That Ends Welles

Speaking of Boris Grinsson, here’s two more illustrations of his work on the French one-sheets for 1960’s Crack In The Mirror, starring Orson Welles.

If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Belgian Movie Posters…

…or French or Czech or Swedish or Polish. That’s right, hurry up and get over to EMoviePoster.com — because they’re having a big auction on a wonderful, colorful assortment of non-U.S. movie posters that ends today at 5pm PST.

Grinsson and Bear It

The world tour of movie posters takes us back to 1950’s France and the home of legendary French artist, Boris Grinsson. This guy must be pretty good as his work will be on display this weekend at the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences in Beverly Hills.

Check out his rich, colorful renditions of such classics as The Hustler, Double Indemnity, Some Like It Hot, and From Russia With Love. And if you really enjoy his stuff, go buy the book at Posteritati.