LearnAboutMoviePosters.com April 19, 2019
ASTON’S ENTERTAINMENT & MEMORABILIA AUCTION- MAY 2, 2019
Astons Auctioneers Dudley will present their Entertainment & Memorabilia Auction on May 2, 2019. It will feature cinema posters, vinyl records, comic books, film props, autographs, sports memorabilia and much more!
Auction highlights include a great selection of James Bond cinema posters plus many more Bond posters and props. See Page 3.
LAST CHANCE TO CONSIGN EMOVIEPOSTER.COM’S LAMP UNVEILS JUNE MAJOR AUCTION NEW POSTER ARTISTS IDENTIFICATION LOG, UPDATES CHANGES TO LAMP’S MEMBER SECTION!
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Deadline for Consignmed Items to be shipped for April 26, 2019 eMovieposter.com June Major Auction Aston’s Auctioneers Entertainment & Memorabilia May 2, 2019 Auction May 9, 2019 Aste Bolaffi Poster Auction Bonhams/TCM Presents ... Wonders of the Galaxy May 14, 2019 Auction Science Fiction and Fantasy in Films May 25, 2019 Hollywood Poster Auction 27
May 30, 2019 Ewbank’s Entertainment & Memorabilia Auction
May 31, 2019 Ewbank’s Vintage Poster Auction
June 2, 2019 Part I eMovieposter.com’s June Major Auction
June 12, 2019 Bonham’s Entertainment Auction
July 27-28, 2019 Heritage Movie Posters Signature Auction
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LearnAboutMoviePosters.com Telephone: (504) 298-LAMP email: [email protected] 2 Entertainment & Memorabilia Auction May 2, 2019
Astons Auctioneers Dudley will present their Entertainment & Memorabilia Auction on May 2, 2019. It will feature cinema posters, vinyl records, comic books, film props, autographs, sports memorabilia and much more!
Auction highlights include a great selection of James Bond cinema posters plus many more Bond posters and props. Here are some examples:
Dr No original British Quad with art by Mitchell Hooks, estimate £3,000 - £5,000
Goldfinger original British Quad film poster with art by Robert Brownjohn, estimate £1500 - £2500
3 You Only Live Twice UK Quad estimate £400 - £600
4 Other auction items include Sci-Fi B movie US inserts and one sheets and Hammer Horror British Quads.
5 Follow updates on this great auction at Aston’s website HERE. 6 This is your LAST chance to consign to our June Major Auction which runs from 6/2 to 6/13 (all your items must be on the way to us by 4/26). EVERY item in the 3 parts of this great auction (which include posters of all kinds, movie & non-movie, great lobby cards, and more, including the 3 shown here) starts at $1 with NO reserve and NO buyers premiums.
7 Announcement Members and Sponsors
In January we announced that we were going to be updating the Advanced Member Section this year – well, let’s bring you up to date..
The new Stills Section is completed and online. We’ve even started expanding the new Production Code Database, as we’re closing in on 60,000 production codes to help identify unknown movie stills and costumes.
All the articles have been moved and even the Production Code Basics book is there to help you. Artists Section
This is where our focus is right now because it is so huge. This is another impossible area where we’re basically trying to create an information gathering place.
We currently have a little over 1600 movie poster artists documented in the section. The new Poster Artists Identification Log is now online with all 1600 listed and over 800 signatures to help identify and direct to their country of birth.
8 We already had prepared a couple of hundred artist biographies with photos, lists of the titles and images of some of their artwork. We are in the process now of putting those online with over 100 already available online.
Once we finish the ones that were prepared, we will then begin going down each country with as much information on each artist as we have on file.
We also have several articles online about the procedures and steps to become a finished movie poster used in the theaters.
While LAMP already has more compiled information on movie poster artists than anywhere else, we hope this new format will help expand, gather and make a lot more artist information available to all of our members.
If you need info on an artist not online yet, email me.
LAMP SALUTES MOVIE POSTER ARTISTS
We have been called many things – some good, some not-so-good. I believe one of our favorites is “track-a-holics”. We track just about anything associated with movie posters, so as we expand each section, we plan to experiment with a few ideas that we’ve been tracking to see the response. Here is one:
Without sound or movement, a movie poster must attract the viewers’ attention, and somehow portray the whole spirit of the movie at a moment’s glance.
In addition, a great deal of the success or failure of the movie rests on its ability to entice the viewer to want to see the movie. With the beautiful artwork and the soul of the movie in one piece of paper, it’s no wonder why movie poster collecting is so popular. It’s like bottling your favorite memories of a movie and saving them for later on this simple poster.
The artists that carry this heavy burden have to be some of the best in the world.
How terrible would our collection be if each poster only had the title on it and NO ARTWORK!!.
We wanted to present a series to salute these mostly unheralded giants that a great deal of our collections are based upon – the artist.
This week we present biographies on two movie poster artists that happen to share a birthday this week.
9 Movie Poster Artists Born This Week
We wanted to try out a new series just to see what everyone thought. If this is a topic of interest, email me ([email protected]) and let us know any comments, questions or suggestions.
We have two artists on file that were born this week:
Thomas Hart Benton
Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) was born on April 15, 1889 in Neosho, Missouri, the son of a Missouri congressman and the grandson of a U.S. senator. In 1907, Benton enrolled at the The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Two years later, he moved to Paris in 1909 to continue his art education at the Académie Julian. After studying in Europe, Benton moved to New York City in 1912 and resumed painting. During World War I, he served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Norfolk, Virginia where he was directed to make drawings and illustrations of shipyard work and life.
Benton contributed to the American Scene Painting movement. He captured modern American life in the 1920s and 1930s through his carefully rendered land- and cityscapes.
In 1935, Benton turned his back on the eastern art establish-ment, moved permanently to Missouri, and continued to cultivate his grass roots style of art called Regionalism. He became an instructor of drawing and painting at the Kansas City Art Institute where his most famous pupil was the Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock.
Benton’s art can be found on movie posters including the original and 1947 re-release Style A for The Grapes of Wrath (left) and the 1955 film Kentuckian (right)
He died at the age of eighty-six while in his studio on his beloved Martha's Vineyard.
10 Alan LaVern Bean
Alan LaVern Bean (1932 - ) was born March 15, 1932, in Wheeler, Texas. Bean was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. Bean was the fourth person to walk on the moon. He was selected to become an astronaut by N ASA in 1963 as part of Astronaut Group 3. He made his first flight into space aboard Apollo 12, the second manned mission to land on the Moon, at the age of thirty-seven years in November 1969. He made his second and final flight into space on the Skylab 3 mission in 1973, the second manned mission to the Skylab space station.
After retiring from the United States Navy in 1975 and NASA in 1981, he pursued his interest in painting, depicting various space-related scenes and documenting his own experiences in space as well as that of his fellow Apollo program astronauts.
In 1989, Bean’s artwork appeared on the movie poster (right) for the Apollo-themed documentary For All Mankind.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For more movie poster artists biographies like these, they are available to LAMP Members and Sponsors online in the new Member Section.
11 SPECIAL STAR WARS SECTION IN JUNE MAJOR AUCTION
We will have a special Star Wars section in our June Major Auction, and there are only A FEW DAYS LEFT to send any consignments you might have for this very special auction (they must be on their way to us no later than April 26th)!
You might say, "How can I know which posters you already have?", and I am glad you asked! That is because we now have a gallery of ALL the Star Wars posters that have already been consigned to eMoviePoster.com's June Major Auction (as of 4/17).
HERE IS THE LINK TO THIS ONLINE GALLERY: http://www.emovieposter.com/online/ previews/20190415%20June%20Major%20Star% 20Wars/
This gallery will greatly help those of you who have Star Wars posters you would consider consigning to be included in this very special auction know whether or not we already have an example included (but of course you could still consign yours to be auctioned at eMoviePoster.com sometime after this special auction).
IF YOU HAVE ANY "BETTER" STAR WARS POSTERS NOT IN THE ABOVE GALLERY, AND YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONSIGN THEM (like 6-sheets, 7-sheets, 24-sheets, 40x60s, 30x40s, etc) THEN CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY, BECAUSE YOU ONLY HAVE UNTIL APRIL 26TH TO CONSIGN!
12 Only A FEW DAYS LEFT to send any consignments you might have for this very special STAR WARS auction - must be on their way to us no later than April 26th
13 ASTE BOLAFFI POSTER AUCTION MAY 9, 2019
Among the 250 posters at auction in the upcoming Aste Bolaffi Poster Auction on May 9, 2019, over a hundred lots in the first section consist of posters dedicated to the Cinema.
A careful selection, coming from prestigious private collections, among which important rarities of the Thirties and Forties Cinema stand out.
Among all stand out two splendid posters, Show Boat, the first and rare edition of the 1937 movie with Irene Dunne and illustrated by the extraordinary hand of Anselmo Ballester; and the first edition of Quality Street, the famous 1938 movie with the divine Katherine Hepburn.
14 Also interesting is the selection dedicated to animated films, with two rare playbills for the Walt Disney The Three Caballeros and Cinderella.
Even the great classics are widely represented with an extraordinary lobby card for Gone with the Wind, the masterpiece with Vivian Leigh and Clarke Gable, and a second edition of Niagara with Marilyn Monroe.
15 16 NOW AVAILABLE LED LIGHT BOXES
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Comes with a FREE dimmer. Has different strobe features
Comes fully Assembled
LED Lighting distributes evenly through your posters, no light "bleeding" No Hot Spots
Easily change out your poster as these are the same frame style we use on our non-lighted frames. All four sides snap open.
Cord with transformer is 9 ft in length. Cord can be made to come out left right or center bottom of frame or out the side.
Light up your favorite 27x40'' posters - single-sided or double- sided
Protective Plastic Overlay COST: $349.95 plus shipping that will be determined by your location. (SEE PHOTOS NEXT PAGE)
17 18 VINTAGE MOVIE POSTER AUCTION GROUP OFFERS ALTERNATIVE AUCTION
The Vintage Movie Poster Auction Group introduces an alternative to auctioning movie accessories on eBay. This auction is for strictly original movie theater accessories (posters, lobbies, stills, press kits, etc.) - items that would have been officially delivered to cinemas around the world.
Auctions (starting a max of one per day; three going at a time) can be any length of time you wish but cannot run longer than 72 hours (3 Days) from your start time. It is suggested that your auction be at least 24 hrs to give buyers from around the world a chance to bid. We have vintage in our name but newer material is perfectly fine.
On Fridays ONLY, we allow auctions of non-traditional memorabilia - autographs, figurines, video posters, prints)
This group is NOT a discussion group! If you want to talk about posters visit www.vintagemoviepostersforum.com (our sponsor).
Dealers welcome and can join as a page to auction accessories.
It is STRICTLY AUCTION sales. ALL non-auction posts will be removed, no explanation needed. https://www.facebook.com/groups/369678630544953/
19 TCM/BONHAMS PRESENTS … WONDERS OF THE GALAXY: SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY IN FILM MAY 14, 2019 Bonhams’ Entertainment Memorabilia catalog is now ONLINE!
The items in our May 14, 2019 sale titled, “TCM Presents … Wonders of the Galaxy: Science Fiction and Fantasy in Film” are now available for you to peruse, comprising incredible props, posters, costumes, scripts, and photos from the collection of W.E. “Wes” Shank, from classic science fiction and horror films, and from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Copy and paste the following link:https:// www.bonhams.com/ auctions/25491 and explore the beauty of films such as Star Wars, Forbidden Planet, The Phantom of the Opera, Planet of the Apes, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and performers such as Lon Chaney, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Veronica Lake, John Wayne, and dozens more! 20 21 HOLLYWOOD POSTER AUCTION 27
On Saturday, May 25th 2019 The Hollywood Poster Auction will hold its 27th Annual internet and live auction at Cinevent, held May 23-26 at the Renaissance Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. There will be more than 800 lots of movie stills, lobby cards, posters and other movie ephemera for sale starting at 1:00 P.M. EST at a rate of approximately 100 lots per hour, with Auctioneer Stuart Holman. Reserves will be published and established buyers and all consignors will receive a 12 page full color flyer highlighting our premiere lots the beginning of May. If you’re not on our mailing list or have moved, please send us your information.
This year’s Hollywood Poster Auction will feature an incredible selection of classic horror and science fiction stills from the archives of the Everett Collection, the New Jersey based photo leasing company co-owned by Morris Everett, Jr. Some of this year’s auction highlights include:
Thousands of original vintage stills featuring horror icons such as Lon Chaney Sr., Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr., Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone, Peter Lorre, John Carradine, Glenn Strange and many more, a great selection of Three Stooges stills, collections of William Powell stills, Kay Francis stills, a beautiful linenbacked “Dark Victory” three sheet featuring a stunning portrait of Bette Davis, many quality lobby cards, plus a nice collection of linenbacked silent and western one sheets. As always, we try to have something for everybody, from the serious collector to the casual fan, and encourage people to visit our store Monday-Friday 9-5 by appointment.
Finally, a few words about Cinevent in Columbus. This May 23-26th convention is the last of the “old time” conventions. Collectors often arrive days in advance to deal films and posters from their hotel rooms. The buy-sell-trade action continues strongly though the entire weekend. This is the one convention where the east coast, west coast and Canada meet every year. Old movies are shown around the clock and 800-1000 people attend. If you’ve never attend I urge you to come. For many collectors this is the only convention they attend.
See you at Cinevent!
-Morris Everett, Jr. 22 Convention Registration is Open!
Cinevent will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd-26th, at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel.
The convention registration form is online. Advance full convention is $55, a discount on the at-the-door rate. Payment can be made via Paypal or by mailing a money order or check. Ticket packages are also available.
Hotel room reservations are also available online. To register by phone, call 1-877-901- 6632 and say you are with the CINEVENT 2019 ANNUAL CLASSIC FILM CONVENTION. Reserve your room by May 1st to get the discounted convention rate!
Other exciting events include:
Robert Matzen speaks about Audrey Hepburn and signs his new book DUTCH GIRL: Audrey Hepburn and World War II.
Richard Barriospresents a program of musical clips.
Barrios, Scott Eyman, and other authors will introduce films and sign books.
Thursday morning, a tour of the Ohio Our film program includes many exciting titles Theater including an organ and light such as the pre-Code comedy "The Greeks Had demonstration will be available (tickets a Word for Them"! A partial list of this year's available during registration). films is on our website. The Wexner Center Pre-Show Double-Bill on Wednesday May 22nd features two Audrey Hepburn titles: SECRET PEOPLE (1952) andROBIN AND MARIAN (1976). (Tickets with transportation included available during registration or throughour online store.)
The 27th AnnualHollywood Poster Auction will be held alongside Cinevent at You can order Cinevent t-shirts, tote bags, and the Renaissance Hotel. more while registering for the convention or separately in our online store.
23 Bank Holiday Weekend Sale 20% OFF EVERYTHING
When you're taking a break from the glorious weather we're having in the UK this Easter Bank Holiday weekend, why not relax with a cool drink and have a browse through the vast catalogue of movie posters at www.pastposters.com, where until midnight Monday 22nd April 2019 you can enjoy 20% OFF EVERYTHING!! *
With over 9000 items of original movie memorabilia to choose from, including over 6500 Original British Quad Posters, 1300 One Sheet Posters, Plus Lobby cards, stills, Press Kits and other items from the 1940's until modern day.
No Code or coupons are required, the prices are discounted on screen for ease.
Use the search box to look for posters featuring specific Actors, Directors, Years, Poster Artists and even printing houses. https://www.pastposters.com/
Happy Browsing Jamie
Valid until midnight Monday 22nd April 2019 on any order placed at pastposters.com
(Please do not mix rolled and folded posters in the same order as they get posted separately
Please make one order for folded/flat items and a separate order for rolled posters)
25 90 ORIGINAL QUAD MOVIE POSTERS OFFERED ON EBAY - AUCTION ENDS APRIL 21st
This week I have over 90 Original Quad Movie Posters up for auction on eBay, mostly from the late 1990's and early 2000's, Including Sci-Fi Titles such as the 1997 Special Edition release posters for both STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI , along with COMMUNION from 1990 starring Christopher Walken and Lindsay Crouse, plus HULK, X-MEN 2 (release and teaser), VIRTUOSITY and M. Night Shyamalan's SIGNS.
Also listed are a few Horror's including 28 DAYS LATER, WOLF CREEK, THE RING, and a Printers Proof for BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA starring Gary Oldman.
Action and Adventure posters such as THE BANK JOB and THE TRANSPORTER both starring Jason Statham, NATIONAL TREASURE : BOOK OF SECRETS, EXTREME OPS, BEHIND ENEMY LINES, and comedy adventures RUSH HOUR 2, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM and CROCODILE DUNDEE IN LOS ANGELES.
Other titles of note include HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, both the teaser and release posters for PERSEPOLIS. Along with two different character posters for CHICAGO. CHOCOLAT starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche and THE TRENCH featuring Daniel Craig and Danny Dyer, Along with many other titles.
Follow this link to view the titles https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/pastposters/ m.html…
Auction ends Sunday 21st April 2019. See images next page.
26 27 This is your LAST chance to consign to our June Major Auction which runs from 6/2 to 6/13 (all your items must be on the way to us by 4/26). EVERY item in the 3 parts of this great auction (which include posters of all kinds, movie & non-movie, great lobby cards, and more), starts at $1 with NO reserve and NO buyers premiums.
28 RECENT ACQUISITIONS
Dear Friends & Customers, an update with 165 recent acquisitions is online at https://www.kinoart.net/en.html (English site) and NEW. Included are:
- Rare German 1st release posters for titles like Rear Window, River of no Return (A0), Prince Valiant and more
- US posters for Titles like Fearless Vampire Killers (style B), One Two Three, Italian for Green Slime
- Various International Posters for Arthouse titles
- Some Horror, Erotic and Exploitation
Thanks for your interest & best regards, Wolfgang Jahn www.kinoart.net
Wolfgang Jahn Seinsheimgasse 5 97230 Estenfeld Germany
Fon (+49) (0)9305 2190916 Mobile (+49) (0)170 4053034 [email protected] 29 Ya-Ya Sisterhood Presskits Surprise Award-Winning Author By Linda Thurman
When Bette Midler called, author Rebecca Wells was still stunned from the success of her novel Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Midler’s All Girl Productions wanted to make the #1 New York Times Best-Seller into a movie starring Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, and a host of box office stars. The Louisiana native was soon too sick from undiagnosed Lyme disease to participate in the movie’s production or even attend the premiere. It took a few years before she even watched the film.
These days, still suffering from lingering light sensitivity and fatigue, the author returned to south Louisiana as the featured Great Southern Writer at the Books Along the Teche Literary Festival. She entertained the audience with personal anecdotes, readings from her novel, and a spirited Q&A session.
With the help of festival organizers, Movie Poster Archives had a surprise in store. Linda Thurman was invited to the stage where she presented Wells with original presskits in English and German. Wells was thrilled. Turning to the audience, she said, “I will now read to you in German,” eliciting laughter and applause.
Movie Poster Archives is a nonprofit that preserves movie paper of all kinds, such as posters, lobby cards, stills, and presskits. For more information, visit movieposterarchives.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoviePosterArchives.
30 CURRENTLY BEING AUCTIONED ON THE MOVIE POSTER ARCHIVES EBAY STORE
These are just a few of the over 600 items currently being auction in our eBay store. We have a great assortment of original studio/distributor movie posters, press books, stills, including TV stills. Includes both U.S. and international items. Check out our store HERE!
31 NOW AVAILABLE AT MOVIEART.COM
Neon Pictures Original U.S. One Sheet Poster (27x40) Very Fine Condition
32 ROCKET IN YOUR POCKET FROM MOVIEART.COM
Neon Pictures Original U.S. One Sheet Poster (27x40), double-sided, rolled in fine plus condition for the Todd Douglas Miller directed documentary film APOLLO 11. This incredible film uses previously unseen footage from NASA and other sources to document this remarkable moment in this history of space flight. The production was supervised by Douglas Todd Miller. MovieArt Austin guarantees that this poster is an authentic, theatrical- release one sheet poster for this film.
Now nearly 28,000 posters in stock at MovieArt. 5500 posters on the site at movieart.com Now selling on three platforms. Our website, ebay, Amazon.
MovieArt Austin will sell no reproductions.
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33 THE MOVIE POSTER PAGE MOVIE POSTER COLLECTING BLOG
Here are two recent blogs posted by Movie Poster Page on their Movie
The Great Dictator(R1968) - (Charlie Chaplin) French medium poster
This is a 22.5" x 30.5" French poster designed by Leo Kouper for a 1968 rerelease of the 1940 film The Great Dictator written and directed by Charles Chaplin and starring Charlie Chaplin as the dictator Adenoid Hynkel/ the Jewish barber. Plot summary: Twenty years after the end of World War I Adenoid Hynkel has become dictator of the nation of Tomania. Hynkel wants to exterminate the Jews, establish a pure Aryan state and dominate the world. A Jewish barber is unaware of any of this because of war injuries, which have left him with amnesia. His old war comrade Commander Schultz [Reginald Gardiner] saves him from the persecution the other Jews are experiencing in the ghetto. The barber meets a Jewish washerwoman named Hannah, [Paulette Goddard] with whom he begins a relationship.
Cast and crew: Charles Chaplin, Leo Kouper, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert, Grace Hayle, Carter DeHaven, Paulette Goddard, Maurice Moscovitch, Emma Dunn, Bernard Gorcey, Paul Weigel, Chester Conklin, Esther Michelson, Hank Mann
Monsieur Verdoux(R1967) - (Charles Chaplin) French medium poster
This is a 22.5" x 30.5" French poster designed by Leo Kouper for a 1967 rerelease of the 1947 film Monsieur Verdoux written and directed by Charles Chaplin and starring Charlie Chaplin as Monsieur Verdoux. Plot summary: Monsieur Verdoux marries women and then kills them to get their money.
Cast and crew: Charles Chaplin, Leo Kouper, Orson Welles, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis, Audrey Betz, Martha Raye, Ada Maye, Ada May, Isobel Elsom, Marjorie Bennett, Helene Heigh, Margaret Hoffman, Marilyn Nash, Irving Bacon, Edwin Mills, Virginia Brissac
34 Partners65 Vintage Movie Posters
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35 Partners65 Original Movie Stills Check out the latest listings on Partners65 eBay store. Here are some current listings:
36 What Price Hollywood
March 30, 2019 – June 15, 2019
The Museum of Modern Art
NEW YORK, March 4, 2019—The Museum of Modern Art announces What Price Hollywood, an exhibition exploring the gender roles and relationships displayed in studio-era movie posters, on view from April 8 through June 16, 2019. Taking inspiration from George Cukor’s 1932 film of the same name, the exhibition and an accompanying film series demonstrate how masculine and feminine stereotypes were employed in the marketing of classical-era films.
Featuring some 138 posters and lobby cards from collector Ira Resnick and the Museum’s own collection, dating from the silent cinema era through the 1970s, the exhibition highlights ways in which graphic and photographic representation on film posters shaped the moviegoing public’s understanding of romance and sex. What Price Hollywood is organized by Ron Magliozzi, Curator, and Brittany Shaw, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Film.
Beyond the nostalgia for cinema history that traditionally frames today’s consideration of classical Hollywood films, the exhibition also explores what critic Parker Tyler once described as its “monstrous and pernicious” influence on society and culture. Looking at the different ways gender roles and behavior are depicted in this body of work has rarely seemed more relevant. Ron Magliozzi explains, “The exhibition is motivated by a desire to look differently at a familiar form of motion picture ephemera in a way that ignites fresh interest in it and the performers whose work it represents, focusing attention of how this old-school entertainment medium still serves to shape cultural attitudes and social behavior today.”
37 The exhibition examines how the studios use body language to place male and female performers in characteristically defined couplings; how the differing gaze of some critical observers served to challenge intended meanings; and how certain genres allowed for subversive suggestions of female agency and queer perspectives to be imbedded in poster art. One section provides an analysis of the posters through the lenses of queer case studies, allowing alternative viewings of heterosexual pairings in classic Hollywood films.
The stars of silent cinema are also examined, with images of Mary Pickford and Rudolph Valentino exemplifying how suggestions of gender defiance served in the marketing of films as early as the silent period. Pickford’s on- screen persona as an indomitable heroine and off-screen reputation as a pioneering Hollywood businesswoman are convincingly reflected for her fans in the militant feminist pose seen in a poster for Johanna Enlists, while Valentino’s fashionably narcissistic appearance and sexually active image on screen in films such as Monsieur Beaucaire led to his becoming one of the country’s earliest and most public victims of queerbaiting.
What Price Hollywood also takes a closer look at the fetishized nature of American film genres like the Western and biker movies, with their catalogs of costumes, props, and activities that simultaneously bolster notions of manhood and exploit alternative erotic subtexts. Stars of these genres, like Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Marlon Brando, and James Dean, aided by enlightened directors like Nicholas Ray, exposed the explored the complexities of their gendered personas on screen and in promotional materials for films such as Along Came Jones, Cattle Queen of Montana, The Wild One, and Rebel Without a Cause.
The lack of black representation on classic Hollywood film posters—a reflection of the significant absence of black performers in leading roles under the studio system—is also explored in the exhibition. Historically, African American entertainers began touring overseas in the late 1890s, in an effort to escape racism in the United States and expand their employment opportunities.
38 What Price Hollywood includes film posters for Papitou (Siren of the Tropics), starring Josephine Baker in her first film, and Bill Gunn’s Ganja & Hess, among the most remarkable works to come from a black filmmaker working outside the Hollywood system in the 1970s.
What Price Hollywood is the 35th film poster exhibition to be held in the Museum’s theater galleries since 1960.
SPONSORSHIP: The exhibition is supported by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation and Steven Tisch, with major contributions from Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), Yuval Brisker Charitable Foundation, The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Karen and Gary Winnick, and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.
Special thanks to Ira M. Resnick for lending works from his collection for this exhibition.
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40 THE BRAND NEW 2019 SPRING POSTER COLLECTION IS HERE
As promised THE BRAND NEW SPRING POSTER COLLECTION is here with 355 superb posters all available in the NEW PRODUCTS section.
While the Collection seems less massive than previous ones, It is no less rich with very high quality and rare sought after pieces covering the 4 main categories of the Gallery (No new Records this month).
Here is a quick summary of what you will find.
* Only a handful of new items including limited edition prints for Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman as well as a beautiful French Asterix poster.
* Many fantastic vintage concert posters as well as no less fabulous limited edition prints from Abba, B.B. King, The Beatles, Black Sabbath, CSNY, David Bowie, Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Ike and Tina Turner, Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker, Led Zeppelin, Otis Redding, Pink Floyd, Santana, Sly Stone...and several German Opera posters!
* Advertising: Featuring posters from Germany, Japan and Latin America.
* Airlines-Travel: Airlines posters from Japan Airlines, Swissair and TWA as well as Travel posters from the Bahamas, Barbados, France, Russia and Spain...
...and few more posters in the remaining sub categories: Politics-Propaganda, Various as well as Headshop -Psychedelic and Olympics.
As usual, a wide selection of posters from all around the world: Belgium, Ex-Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK, Ex-Yugoslavia and the US.
You will find many posters from the Blaxploitation genre; Martial Arts-Bruceploitation with many great Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan posters; James Bond; Samurai-Yakuza; Animation-Disney-Kids with many Miyazaki/
41 posters), War and Western + the usual assortment of classic movies, Directors and Actors (Alain Delon, Alfred Hitchcock, Brigitte Bardot, Clint Eastwood, Elvis Presley, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti, Paul Newman, Raquel Welch, Romy Schneider, Steve McQueen, Sylvester Stallone...).
Following is a sample of 20 posters among the 355 you will hopefully enjoy and purchase...
We begin with 5 incredible limited editions prints, banner size, expertly printed with metallic inks by Matt Dye / Blunt Graffix, featuring the biggest Music bands: The Beatles, Black sabbath, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. The prints are to be purchased individually.
42 Between 1967 and 1968, Robert McGinnis was commissioned to create movie poster for 3 Elvis Presley movies. Due to the various formats, there were many different designs created. The coolest and best is undoubtedly the very very rare large two panel 3 sheet movie poster for Live A Little Love A Little.
Neal Adams is another giant name in the illustration field, mainly known for his legendary comic books for DC and Marvel but he also forayed into the movie poster Art form, creating in the process one of the most iconic deigns of the 1970's for the 1973 Sci-Fi Western, Westworld. Here is the very hard to find sumptuous Japanese poster.
One of the many Blaxploitation posters recently uploaded is the original British Quad sized poster for Shaft with its unique tagline "Hotter Than Bond Cooler than Bullitt". Sho' Nuff.
Equally cult and must see is the entire 6 movie saga of Lone Wolf And Cub, the best Samurai series ever filmed, starring Tomisaburo Wakayama. Here is the not often offered Japanese combo poster for the
We stay in the Asian movie world with one of literally hundreds of movies filmed post Bruce Lee's death; a genre aptly called Bruceploitation! Here is the beautiful Italian poster for the 1978 Hong Kong produced Goodbye Bruce Lee.
No less fierce in battle is the Amazon goddess, Wonder Woman, here painted by Jose Luis Burgos, using the traits of Gal Gadot on this brand new superb limited edition print.
An amazing poster created by Andzej Krajewski for the Polish release of the 1965 Mexican drama Black Wind (Viento negro).
Equally colorful and a true rarity is this 1967 commercial Politics poster created to promote Richard Nixon's presidential campaign. Hardly ever seen before.
43 From the face of lies to the backside of passion (and murder) with the 2010 Japanese rerelease poster for I Spit On Your Grave, the cult 1978 gory revenge movie.
The Women in Prison (WIP) genre is a highly sought after one by many collectors and count hundreds of movies filmed between the mid-50s up to the 90's. I just acquired the never seen before monochromatic US poster for the 1969 movie, Detention Girls.
The Godzilla series is one that now spans over 6 decades with many classics but also very kitschy movies including the 1973 episode, Godzilla Vs Megalon, with its rubber characters and its fantastic psychedelic colored Japanese poster.
Black and white can be as equally striking especially such as this marvelous design created for John Lee Hooker's 1971 German concert. A true rarity and must have poster.
German design again with Holger Matthies, one of the giants of the field, having conceived over 1000 different images for movies, concert and also more recently Opera and stage events such as this magnificent image for a 1984 performance of Jacques Offenbach's The Tales Of Hoffmann.
Alfred Hitchcock is one of the Directors who is the most influential with the new designers with tens of new limited edition prints inspired bu his filmography such as Psycho just released by Mondo with Art by Phantom City Creative. We also have the variant version (will be in hand in May as they are not yet printed).
The now impossible to find complete 4 Italian fotobusta poster set printed for the 1972 rerelease of For A Few Dollars More, the second episode in the Sergio Leone / Clint Eastwood Man With No Name trilogy.
44 A large 2 panel poster with a beautiful painting, inspiring instant desires of romance and holiday, created for the 1971 Italian romantic drama, Questa liberta di avere...Le ali bagnate.
Sex can and should be funny especially when explained to the clueless younger generations who do not know the birds and the bees. Incredibly hilarious and VERY odd Belgian sexual education poster whose text can be loosely translated as "Will I get pregnant if I swallow sperm?"....No additional comments necessary!!!
We leave you as always with a magnificent vintage travel poster, this one designed in 1964 by Manfred Bingler for Swissair advertising flights to Africa with a beautiful carved Dogon statue. Poster is linen backed.
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