Stunning 1927 Metropolis Insert brings $47,800 to lead $1.27 million Heritage Movie Poster auction 1933 Swedish King Kong tops $28,000; 1933 Mae West She Done Him Wrong almost triples estimate to top $19,000
including The 39 Steps and Sabotage - John Gielgud portrays British novelist Edgar Brodie who is surprised to learn that his death has been faked by a government agency. Paper from this title is so scarce as to be virtually non-existent; in nearly 10 years of auctions we have only ever offered a handful of pieces, and never a one sheet. Realized: $17,925.
Creature >From the Black Lagoon (Universal International, 1954), one sheet: One of the greatest science fiction/horror films of the 1950s, this movie launched several sequels and firmly established the Gill Man as one of pop culture's greatest monster figures. As a favorite of fans and collectors worldwide, paper from this title is extremely desirable, particularly this highly attractive one sheet, featuring the lovely Julie Adams and the threatening monster that pursues her. Realized: 13,145.
White Zombie (United Artists, 1932), title lobby card: Neil Parker and Madeleine Short (John Harron and Madge Bellamy) are up against a terrifying cast of characters, led by the master of horror himself Bela Lugosi, the fiendish voodoo doctor Murder Legendre, in this legendary horror classic. A rarely seen title card. Realized: $13,145.
A Sainted Devil (Paramount, 1924), one sheet Style A: The original "Latin Lover" Rudolph Valentino is one of the silent era's most magnetic stars, whose devilish good looks and mysterious eyes still captivate audiences even after eight decades. This film, based on a book by Rex Beach called "Rope's End" and made at the height of Valentino's popularity, is believed lost. This is a wonderful and rare stone litho one sheet. Realized: $13,145.
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