Built by Bilinsky

Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi classic, Metropolis, could hardly be more timely now with today’s troubling economy pitting wealthy owners versus the working class.

And with the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks this weekend, I thought it fitting to commemorate the work of Russian-born costume designer — yes, I said, costume designer — Boris Bilinsky (not to be confused with that other Belinsky), who also apparently dabbled in designing movie posters as seen below by these one-sheet architectural marvels that he constructed way back in the roaring 20s. (MoviePosterDB)

Beverly Hills Shop!

If you are anywhere near the 90210 this weekend and have a few extra grand to blow on vintage movie posters, then you might want to blow it at The Heritage Auction Galleries on November 12-13 where they are hosting one of their yearly Live Signature auctions.

Although the prices are too rich for my blood, they feature some most amazing images from the early 20th Century and beyond…