The American Venus poster sees 79.2% increase at Heritage Auctions



2015-06-26 12:56:10

The American Venus poster sees 79.2% increase at Heritage Auctions

A rare keepsake from a lost film, The American Venus movie poster starred as top lot on July 26

A uniquemovie poster from 1926's The American Venus provided a surprise top lot in Heritage Auctions' Vintage Movie Posters sale on July 26.

The American Venus movie poster The American Venus is now considered a lost film

The Paramount blockbuster is now considered a lost film, with little remaining but a few trailers from the big budget feature. It is best known as the second film appearance of silent movie star Louise Brooks, the iconic actress who became one of the leading figures in 1920s popular culture. The superb three sheet poster, which measures a vast 41 by 81 inches, is the only known copy in existence and features Brooks in all her full-length glory. Professionally restored to correct a 1 inchtrim at the left vertical border and a 1.5 inchtrim on the right vertical border, the piece sold for $20,000 against a pre-sale estimate of $15,000-20,000 - an increase of 79.25%. Paul Fraser Collectibles has a wonderful collectible from the silent movie era in stock - a signed photograph of Charlie Chaplin in his most iconic role. See more of our signed items here. Another impressive increase was seenby a pre-war Belgian copy of The Bride of Frankenstein poster, which soared past its $16,000 high estimate to achieve $20,315. The auction's second highest bids were seen by The Wayward Canary movie poster, which originates from the 1932 Mickey Mouse film by Walt Disney. Showing both Mickey and Minnie Mouse, the poster was released in the same year as Disney received his special Academy Award for creating the Mickey Mouse character, and is one of just three extant examples. It sold for $26,290, at the low-end of its $25,000-50,000 estimate.Paul Fraser Collectibles has a wonderful selection of Walt Disney memorabilia currently on offer. This signed Mickey Mouse picture provides a brilliant example of Disney's florid autograph.

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