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
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The Most Useful Reference Guide to AURORA MODEL KITS Gets Useful Update Aurora Model Kits with Polar Lights, Moebius, Atlantis 3rd Edition by Thomas Graham (Schiffer Publishing, 2017) Perhaps no company or toy line better defines 1960s and 70s Monster Kid culture than the beloved Aurora Plastics Company monster model kits. Launched in 1963 with the iconic Frankenstein Monster, … Continue reading (Book Review) Aurora Model Kits by Thomas Graham
The Sounds of Famous Monsters Brought to you – On record for the first time with the help of the … Continue reading Monstrous Sounds: Famous Monsters Speak
The Coolest Gas Station Giveaways of the 1960s Anchor Hocking Universal Monsters Drinking Glasses Set of 4 – 1963 The mid-1960s was the peak of the Monster Craze in the U.S. and classic monsters were everywhere; on Saturday afternoon television, in toy and hobby stores, on the magazine rack and … Continue reading Monsters for Free: Anchor Hocking Universal Monsters Drinking Glasses
Marvel Classics Adapted Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Literature in the 1970s Marvel Classics Comics #20 Frankenstein (Marvel Comics, 1977) MAN vs MONSTER The Ultimate Classic of Nightmare and Retribution told in the MIGHTY MARVEL MANNER! Like many kids my age, I owe a debt of gratitude to Marvel for introducing me to classic literature through … Continue reading Classic Monster Comics: Marvel Classics #20 Frankenstein
Basil Gogos is THE Artist for Generations of Monster Kids Like a bizarro-world Norman Rockwell, Basil Gogos artwork changed the face of classic horror. For 25 years, Monster Kids delighted in his horrifying yet dazzling images of their ghoulish heroes on their favorite magazine covers. His film monster portrait art of Frankenstein, the Creature from the Black … Continue reading (Video) Monsterama Episode 19: Basil Gogos Artwork