Friday, August 31, 2012
THE COLLECTO'RS WEB: FREEZE YOUR COOL!
The poster and collectible art found at Wolfgang's Vault online store is impressive. Among the movie posters for sale is a 22" x 28" serigraph of a modern showing of the 1927 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, starring the greatest mon-star of all time, Lon Chaney, Sr.
The poster was created for a 40th Anniversary showing on October 27, 1967 at Old Dominion College in Norfolk, VA. Also on the bill was Buster Keaton's HAUNTED HOUSE.
In typical 60's fashion, the image is patterned after the poster art that was very popular during the Art Nouveau period of the 1890's. It is probably the only time Mary Philbin has ever been depicted topless in this (or any other) role.
This rare poster is selling for $1,115.00.
From Wolfgang's Vault: "Serigraphs are produced by applying layer after layer of ink on to the paper, one color at a time, until the piece is finished. The finished print is more brilliant in color and requires a much higher degree of work by the artist and the printer than do offset reproductions. The result is artwork of exceptional quality."
BUSTER KEATON IN "HAUNTED HOUSE"