Crown jewel of the movie poster world
June 27, 2012 8:44 AM   Subscribe

Showcase of rare movie posters coveted by movie poster collectors. The 10 most expensive movie posters. Browse some posters up for sale right now, or wait for the crown jewel of the poster world which could soon become the first to break the $1m mark.
posted by stbalbach (10 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Interestingly, the majority are classic horror films. I was expecting more of a wide spread.
posted by Atreides at 8:48 AM on June 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Dang it! If only Mom hadn't thrown away that big box of movie posters I had in my room, I KNOW they'd be worth a lot of money today!
posted by Curious Artificer at 8:50 AM on June 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


That Metropolis poster is a better design than any Internet minimalist remix of any poster I've ever seen, ever. And from 1927! I can see why it's the most sought after. I immediately wanted to own it at first glance, and lingering over it only intensified the desire.
posted by gilrain at 9:00 AM on June 27, 2012 [4 favorites]


Do the owners display these posters, store them, or what? Seems like they would be fragile and susceptible to fading if displayed.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:10 AM on June 27, 2012


If you want to see an excellent collection, go to the Club Hollywood Casino, in Shoreline Washington. There is a huge collection of movie posters and signed photos of the stars. You can just go in and browse or go to the pretty good sushi restaurant. There's Marilyn Monroe’s limousine in the lobby as well. The owner is apparently a huge movie nut, and rotates his collection into the display area, thus getting to write off his entire collection as a business expense. An employee said that only 1/3rd of his collection is on display at any time.
posted by Xoc at 9:25 AM on June 27, 2012


When I was a teenager back in the 80s, movie poster prints were the done thing for dorm decor. But they were reproductions, not originals. I didn't have the Metropolis poster print, but I'm pretty sure I saw it for sale at the time.
posted by immlass at 9:37 AM on June 27, 2012


Xoc: If you want to see an excellent collection, go to the Club Hollywood Casino, in Shoreline Washington. There is a huge collection of movie posters and signed photos of the stars. You can just go in and browse or go to the pretty good sushi restaurant. There's Marilyn Monroe’s limousine in the lobby as well. The owner is apparently a huge movie nut, and rotates his collection into the display area, thus getting to write off his entire collection as a business expense. An employee said that only 1/3rd of his collection is on display at any time.
Reminds me of a guy who parked his convertible in the lobby of his print business, and tried to write it off. He was ... sketchy. Not sure if it worked.

OTOH, I once went in a club where a fairly primo boat was parked. You could dance on it, within some limits, and since it seemed to suffer no damage - excellent writeoff idea, since the boat was clearly a "feature" of the dance floor.
posted by IAmBroom at 10:55 AM on June 27, 2012


BTW: If any one knows where to get a good reproduction of that metropolis poster, I would love a print.
posted by cyphill at 11:55 AM on June 27, 2012


Metropolis posters. The lithograph reprint is $1100 and 7' tall. Or a 5' normal reprint for $30.
posted by stbalbach at 12:12 PM on June 27, 2012


This prompted me to do a Google image search of Metropolis posters. Lot's of cool designed ones through the years.
posted by Rashomon at 1:38 PM on June 27, 2012


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