The era of cinematography and poster printing is over 100 years old, and during that time there have been countless films released in cinemas. History has forgotten the names of many of them, and some have written their name in gold letters in the annals of the masterpieces of the cinematic genre.
Cinema has a huge number of fans around the world, among which are very wealthy people, so sometimes the price of various props exhibited at the auction, reaching exorbitant heights.
In high demand are rare posters of films of the beginning of the last century. The names of famous actors such as Boris Karloff, Dolores Del Rio, and Bela Lugosi are magnets for film fans, forcing them to shell out huge sums for posters with their names on them.
Today, we will tell you about the most expensive movie posters ever.
The most expensive horror movie poster for the 1935 film Bride of Frankenstein.
Sold in 2007 for $334600.
Boris Karloff as the creepy monster created by the mad genius, Dr. Frankenstein, drove audiences to terror in 1935. The film was a real test for the actor – during the 46 filming days, Karloff lost nine pounds.
A poster for the 1934 film “Black Cat.”
Sold in 2009 for $334600.
The appearance on the same screen of such outstanding actors as Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, who quite disliked each other in real life, was a real highlight of the film “Black Cat,” released in 1934. The frightening castle with its cunning engineering mechanisms and secret rooms, the oppressive aura of suspense that invisibly hangs over the viewer throughout the film, and the brilliant confrontation between Karloff and Lugosi make Black Cat one of the best representatives of the horror genre in cinematic history.
Poster for the film Metropolis, 1926.
Sold in 2000 for $357750.
Fritz Lang’s sci-fi film Metropolis, about a dystopian city of the future, has not won many awards, but the demand for posters for the film by the German graphic artist and artist Heinz Schulz-Neudamm is truly enormous. In 2000, a three-leaf poster of Fritz Lang’s creation produced to promote the film in Germany, sold for $357750.
The poster for the 1932 film The Mummy.
Sold in 2007 for $435500.
Boris Karloff’s name on the poster invariably guarantees it a high price tag at auctions. Another reincarnation of “The Great Boris” took place in 1932, when he tried on the image of the Egyptian king Imhotep, who awakened to life 3,700 years after his death. In 2007, this poster fell just short of half a million dollars – it paid $435,500.
The poster for the 1926 film Metropolis.
Sold in 2007 for $690000.
The most expensive movie poster of all time is Heinz Schulz-Neudamm’s graphic masterpiece for the international distribution of the film Metropolis. In 2007, it paid a whopping $690000. Who bought the most expensive movie poster? This was acquired by the famous German collector Kenneth Schacter.