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  • Nov 4 2008
  • 4 Nov 2008

James Bond Memorabilia


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.

  • Nov 3 2008
  • 3 Nov 2008

Is That Old Circus Poster You Found Authentic or a Reproduction?

So you’ve just found the most amazing circus poster online and want to bid on it. Or maybe you are thinking about buying one at an antique mall. How do you know it is real? Could it be a reproduction? You aren’t sure. What can you do?

  • Oct 30 2008
  • 30 Oct 2008

100 Horror Film Posters

100 Horror Film Posters

By Allan Maurer

Now here’s a treat. Andrew Lindstrom’s blog “Well Medicated” displays 100 horror film posters.

  • Oct 29 2008
  • 29 Oct 2008

Universal Horror: The Bride of Frankenstein


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.

  • Oct 28 2008
  • 28 Oct 2008

Abbott & Costello Meet the Universal Monsters

Abbott & 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.

  • Oct 27 2008
  • 27 Oct 2008

Lewton’s B Horror Movies


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.

  • Oct 27 2008
  • 27 Oct 2008

Universal Monsters: ‘The Wolf Man’ Poster


Universal Horror: The Wolf Man

By Allan Maurer

  • Oct 7 2008
  • 7 Oct 2008

Movie poster artists: Charles Addams

A 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.

  • Sep 23 2008
  • 23 Sep 2008

Forbidden Planet: The Most Coveted Poster

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.

  • Sep 23 2008
  • 23 Sep 2008

Poster Artists: Ralph Bakshi

Some Tolkien fans never forgave Ralph Bakshi for his animated version of “The Lord of the Rings,” at least until Peter Jackson did the trilogy right in live action (and plenty of computer generated imagery).