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.
Movie Theater ephemera are the most valuable and desired components of a King Kong 1933 collection. While original King Kong movie posters are some of the most expensive and valuable of all vintage movie posters, other memorabilia from this film are readily available on eBay and other auction sites are more reasonable prices.
Here are some of the more interesting auctions currently on eBay for King Kong 1933 Movie Memorabilia. I’ll keep this page updated with current auctions as well as report what ended auctions sold for. Hope it is useful and please let me know if you win any auctions!
Of all collectible categories, vintage movie posters have proven to be consistently the most valuable, or expensive, depending on your point of view. The scarcity of high-grade posters, which were made to be used for a brief period and then disposed of, combined with often spectacular artwork make vintage movie posters one of the most sought-after collectible categories. The horror genre is well represented in any “most valuable movie posters” list and King Kong posters are some of the most highly sought after.
Movie Posters come in a wide-variety of sizes and formats and were used to promote movies in theaters. The bigger the movie, the bigger the promotional effort and the more styles of posters produced. King Kong was as big as a movie got in 1933 and, as a result, we have a plethora of movie posters to collect.
I’ll use this blog to compile a complete list of 1933 original movie release poster styles as well as price guide values and recent auction prices. I plan to add more detailed information about collecting vintage movie posters – different poster styles and formats, storage and display of vintage movie posters and more. In the meantime, I’ve included some useful books in our Amazon store here for you to check out.
King Kong One-Sheet Styles:
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King Kong Lobby Card Styles:
The Digital Clubhouse for Monster Kids & Collectors of Classic Monster, Retro Science Fiction and Vintage Fantasy Memorabilia