Movie Poster Discovery

Last year, someone discovered a curious hunk of insulation in a Berwick, Pennsylvania attic: a block of thirty movie posters. The posters had been pasted one on top the other as one movie succeeded another at the local theater in 1930-31. The paste was water soluble and the posters could be separated with steam. Now they are going up for auction.

Pride of place in the Berwick collection probably belongs to a hitherto unknown Public Enemy poster, but there are a number of beauties that may be seen here.

The Public Enemy poster will probably go $30 – 50000. The most expensive items at the auction include a non-Berwick Dracula that will fetch a quarter million or more. Others, including Mae West, Chaplin, and Marx Brothers films are a bargain at only a few thousand each. All items may be viewed here. And you can start bidding if you want!

(via mubi)



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