This Is Now The Most Valuable Movie Poster, Sold At Auction For $525,800 One of just two surviving One Sheet Style A movie posters for the 1931 horror classic Dracula set a world record for the most valuable movie poster ever sold at auction when it brought $525,800 Saturday, Nov. 18, in a public auction held … Continue reading Dracula 1931 One Sheet Poster Sets World Record
The Film that Launched the Universal Monsters Film posters were designed to have short life spans. They were simply intended to promote upcoming and new releases while a film was in the theater. When the film left the theater, the posters were thrown away. Since scarcity and desirability are primary drivers of value, film posters … Continue reading Collecting Dracula: 1931 Movie Posters
Classic Movie Poster Gallery Dracula (Universal, 1931) One Sheet (27″ X 41″) Style F It’s October and we’re getting back to basics with a focus on the most iconic of all classic monster movies, the films from Universal Studios. First up, Bela Lugosi as Dracula in the 1931 film classic. Watch this video history of … Continue reading Classic Movie Posters – Dracula 1931 One Sheet
Classic Movie Posters Gallery Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (Hammer; 1968) 27″x 41″ One-Sheet This week’s entry in our Classic Movie Posters Gallery, we pay tribute to Christopher Lee in one of his many iconic roles, Count Dracula. I admit, my original intent was to feature a classic movie poster with Mr. Lee … Continue reading Classic Movie Posters Gallery – Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
Classic Movie Poster Gallery
Welcome to my new series focused on collecting vintage movie posters. Film posters are one of the most interesting collectible category to me personally as they are truly works of pop art and, in many cases, better than the films themselves!
Every week, I’ll feature a classic movie poster from a vintage horror, retro science fiction or classic fantasy movie. You’ll see the most iconic posters as well as the forgotten and bizarre from throughout the history of movies.
So without further ado, I give you Dracula’s Daughter (click to image enlarge)
Dracula’s Daughter (Realart, R-1949). One Sheet (27″ X 41″).
Gloria Holden “Gives you that weird feeling,” as she peers out hungrily from behind the blood and bat laden title on this fabulous one sheet. This is the one sheet for the 1949 re-release of this classic picture and it has an over-the-top pop art sensibility that appeals to the comic book fan in me. Plus, what’s not to love about the tag line, “She gives you that Weird Feeling.” I can just imagine the 13 year boys in 1949 seeing this poster and having all kind of weird feelings, which is pretty much the only kind of feelings 13 year olds have.
Dracula’s Daughter was released this week in 1936 and is a direct sequel to Browning’s Dracula. The success of Bride of Frankenstein led Universal to green light this sequel and, while not as well known as other classic monster equals, is a favorite of mine.
I Found a framed giclee print for $9.95 @ Etsy
Dracula is clearly one of the Big 5 famous monsters and considered the first of Universal Studio’s classic monster movies. Any classic monster collector has his or her share of Count Dracula merchandise and the Bela Lugosi vs Christopher Lee conversation never gets old. But since today is St Patrick’s Day and I’m of Irish descent, … Continue reading Collecting Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Horrormania ’79: Memoirs of a 10 Year Old Horror Fan is a Great Read I’m always honored when a creator reaches out to me about a new project they are working on to ask my opinion or feedback. While I understand that I provide a media forum to promote their project, at the end of … Continue reading (Book) Horrormania ’79: Journal of a ’70s Monster Kid
Topps Comic Book Heroes Sticker Sets Included The Marvel Monsters Released by the Topps Company in 1975 and 1976, these stickers showcase just how much monsters were in the mix at the House of Ideas. Marvel Comics was in a golden era of creativity and had their own legion of monsters, grounded in the Universal Monsters … Continue reading Classic Monster Trading Cards: Topps Marvel Monster Stickers
Kickstarter Campaign For the Ultimate Tribute to Basil Gogos There were other cover artists who contributed to the zeitgeist that was Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine in the 1960s and early 1970s, but none had the same impact as Basil Gogos. His covers were garish in their use of color and made the magazine seemingly … Continue reading (News) New Book: The Monster Art of Basil Gogos
Playmobil Releases Updated Haunted House & Monster Figures Founded in 1974, Playmobil is the largest toy company in Germany and a favorite of kids and collectors for generations. While monsters and spooky characters have been offered by the company over the years, there seems to be a more concentrated effort for Halloween-themed playsets from the … Continue reading Collecting Playmobil: Take-Along Haunted House Playset & Monsters