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Hand Drawn Movie Posters (11/12/08)
Loew’s staff artists Charles Reese Collier and Sid Smith captured the mood of each film by drawing highly expressive portraits of the stars in scenes from the film, which they based on stills provided by the studio. Hand drawn movie posters By Allan Maurer The magazine Architectural Digest has an interesting piece about the hand-drawn chalk and paint movie posters by staff artists Charles Reese Collier and Sid Smith for Loew’s Grand Theatre on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. More >>


James Bond Memorabilia (11/4/08)
Poster for the James Bond movie Experts Say James Bond Memorabilia Value is Rising By Allan Maurer Reuters reports that the value of James Bond memorabilia has “shot up.” “There is a high level of collector interest in original Bond movie posters,” Astrid Zweynert writes. More >>


100 Horror Film Posters (10/30/08)
A poster from the horrow movie 100 Horror Film Posters By Allan Maurer Now here’s a treat. Andrew Lindstrom’s blog “Well Medicated” displays 100 horror film posters. More >>


Universal Horror: The Bride of Frankenstein (10/29/08)
The 1-sheet from Universal Universal Horror: The Bride of Frankenstein By Allan Maurer Beginning in the silent era with “Phantom of the Opera” and “Hunchback of Notre Dame” with Lon Chaney, Sr., Universal Pictures made a series of classic horror films starring the Frankenstein monster, Dracula, the Werewolf, the Mummy, and the Invisible Man that ran through the 1940s. More >>


Abbott & Costello Meet the Monsters (10/28/08)
Abbott & Costello Meet FrankensteinAbbott & Costello Meet the Monsters By Allan Maurer There are those who felt the series of Abbott & Costello meet the monsters films that began with “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein” in 1948 and continuing through “Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy” in 1955 were an inglorious end to the Universal Studios monster series. More >>


Lewton’s B Horror Movies (10/27/08)
Curse of the B Horror Movie By Allan Maurer Back in the 1942, RKO studios gave producer Val Lewton a piddling $150,000 and a title, “The Cat People.” Lewton made up for the lack of a decent special effects budget by keeping all the suspense scenes wrapped in shadows. More >>


The Wolf Man (10/27/08)
This 1-sheet from Universal Universal Horror: The Wolf Man By Allan Maurer More >>


Shopping the bargains (10/13/08)
Anytime there is an economic downturn, you can grab some collectibles at bargain-basement prices. This includes collectibles from the movie world. The very best movie memorabilia pieces, items in perfect condition, well cared-for and preserved and representing a star, film or director of note, tend to maintain their value in all economic conditions. More >>


Movie poster artists: Charles Addams (10/7/08)
Murder By Death poster designed by Charles AdammsA number of artists best known for their work in other fields also did at least some movie posters. Today, Charles Addams is best known for creating the “Addams Family,” as familiar to us now through the two movies and the television show as through the dark humor of his weird New Yorker cartoons. More >>


Forbidden Planet: The Most Coveted Poster (9/23/08)
In a recent issue of a monthly newspaper dedicated to movie poster collecting, five of seven dealers used the one-sheet from 1957′s “Forbidden Planet” showing Robbie the Robot cradling sexy Anne Francis in his metallic arms as a prominent part of their ad. More >>


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