Heritage’s next Movie Posters Auction, scheduled for March 23-24, 2019 in Dallas, is anchored by an insert from a Universal horror hit sequel and a rare one-sheet from a 1930s comedy classic.
The auction’s biggest draw will likely be The Bride of Frankenstein insert for the movie that is considered by many to be the best sequel in history. One of the most desirable posters from Universal’s slate of monster movies, the collage style design depicts the main characters in a ghoulish light. This is one of the few copies known in existence.
The auction also includes a Bride of Frankenstein window card, which Heritage has never offered. The full-color image is only found here and on the style H three-sheet, of which none are known to exist.
“What director James Whale was able to do with The Bride of Frankenstein is remarkable, as it became an enormously successful and popular film, and the images on the poster really capture the spirit of the film itself,” Heritage Auctions Vintage Posters Director Grey Smith said. “This is a must-have for any collector of horror film posters.”
Switching to comedy, Heritage is offering a Red Headed Woman one-sheet, for just the second time. Featuring Jean Harlow with fiery red hair as the conniving socialite, this pre-code poster was once displayed at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The auction contains a Wizard of Oz style A half-sheet and a style B half-sheet, which are rare and beautiful posters with brilliant color and images commemorating the timeless classic.
A few other Universal classics are represented with the The Wolf Man insert, for the movie that helped bolster Universal’s horror movies in the 1940s, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame prewar Belgian poster.
Additional top lots are Chain Lightning original art by Alfredo Capitani, The Man Who Laughs autographed German posters, and The Maltese Falcon first postwar release French grande.