Profiles in History host second sale of the Morris Everett Jr. Collection



2015-12-04 11:32:21

The second offering or rare movie posters from the Morris Everett Jr. Collection will hit the block at Profiles in History next week.

The vast collection, assembled over more than 50 years, featured close to 200,000 rare posters and lobby cards spanning cinema history.

The California auction house conducted the first sale from the collection in May, realizing a total of nearly $2 million and setting more than 50 records along the way.

These included a Metropolis lobby card which sold for $48,000; a lobby card for The Mummy which fetched $33,000; a Dracula lobby card which sold for $24,000; and a Bride of Frankenstein lobby card which brought $22,800.

Now a further 1,500 lots from the collection will go up for sale, with lots covering everything from silent comedies and classic horror to film noir, German expressionism, baseball movies and animal stars.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire an incredible and unprecedented selection of posters and lobby cards that will be sold in our final auction of Morris Everett’s legendary collection – an assemblage which took him over five decades to meticulously build," said Joe Maddalena, company President/CEO.

Notable highlights will include a pair of original release lobby cards from the 1935 Peter Lorre horror Mad Love, estimated at $10,000 - $15,000; a Lon Chaney, Sr. lobby card from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, estimated at $2,000 - $3,000; and a Marx Brothers lobby card from The Cocoanuts estimated at $3,000 - $5,000.

The auction will also offer rarities from the early career of Alfred Hitchcock, a wide variety of material from of Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes series, and lots documenting the history of African Americans in early cinema.

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