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Press Release - February 27, 2017
Rare Teaser One Sheet for The Invisible Man May Bring $80,000 at Heritage AuctionsFrankenstein, Humphrey Bogart, Douglas Fairbanks and more cross the block March 25-26
"Even the most advanced collectors have never seen this poster in person," said Grey Smith, Director of Vintage Posters at Heritage Auctions. "(Artist) Karoly Grosz does a hauntingly wonderful job capturing the insanity that slowly takes hold of the film's mad scientist. In only a few instances did, the studio produce a teaser for their horror greats but when they did they were often outstanding."
Additional posters from Universal Studios' greatest monsters include a title lobby card for The Bride of Frankenstein (est. $30,000) and a lobby card for the 1935 film Werewolf of London (est. $10,000).
A rare and stunning Italian four-fogli from the 1953 re-release of Casablanca (est. $30,000) — considered by many collectors to be one of the most beautiful ever made for the film — depicts an elegant, wind-swept Ingrid Bergman set against the backdrop in French Morocco. Likewise, a poster for Columbia's 1946 film Gilda (est. $20,000) sets heroine Rita Hayworth center stage on this classic film noir Style B one sheet.
Very rare, half sheet posters from classic films such as a Style A depicting five major cast members and two important scenes from the 1939 MGM classic The Wizard of Oz (est. $30,000) is on offer, as is the elusive Style B for The Maltese Falcon, which shows a double-fisted, gun-slinging Humphrey Bogart and the sultry Mary Astor (est. $8,000).
Large-size international paper for La Dolce Vita (est. $18,000); Warner Brothers' 1935 poster for Bordertown ($12,000) with art by Luigi Martinati; and the 1928 film The Passion of Joan of Arc(est. $12,000) would be at home in the most advanced collections.
Posters from silent films include rarities from 1926's The Black Pirate, starring Douglas Fairbanks (est. $10,000), and the never before seen large-format poster from The Perils of Pauline from 1914 (est. $10,000).
Additional highlights include, but are not limited to:
The Day the Earth Stood Still (20th Century Fox, 1951): est. $10,000.
This Gun For Hire (Paramount, 1942): est. $10,000.
The Raven (Universal, 1935) Window Card: est. $8,000.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (RKO, 1937) One Sheet Style B: est. $8,000.
Heritage Auctions' Vintage Posters Auction takes place March 25-26 in Dallas and online at HA.com.
Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world's largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.
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