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Saturday, August 30, 2014

420 Japanese B2 At eMoviePoster

I'm going to just come right out an admit I have no idea what the hell this blog article below is all about, suffice to say that for any collectors of movie posters and Japan-related stuff, perhaps you want to check out what's going on on this piece from Scoop, one of the few newsletters I actually scour on a weekly basis.

I just don't get the lingo for movie posters...

See HERE to read it on the Scoop site, or see below, if you are one of those people who doesn't like being led all over the place...


The Bob Peak-illustrated insert for Robert Wise’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture (William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy), the Japanese B2 for Lee H. Katzin’s Le Mans (Steve McQueen), the insert for Henry Hathaway’s The Sons Of Katie Elder (John Wayne and Dean Martin), the insert and the Japanese B2 for John Landis’ Blues Brothers (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd), and the insert for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Keep 'Em Flying lead off eMoviePoster.com’s current Tuesday-closing auctions.
In the spotlight are 420 Japanese B2 posters and 430 inserts.
Among the Japanese B2 offerings are Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now (Marlon Brando and Martin Sheen), Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2 (Marcello Mastroianni and Claudia Cardinale), Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider (Peter Fonda), Francois Truffaut’s Stolen Kisses, Jean-Luc Godard's A Married Woman (1997 reissue) and Pierrot Le Fou (Jean-Paul Belmondo), the 1973 reissue of Fred Zinnemann’s From Here To Eternity (Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr), the 1978 reissue of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (art by Bob McCall), and the 1973 reissue of Peter Yates’ Bullitt (Steve McQueen).
The selection of B2s also features Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira, the 1965 reissue of Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn), King Kong (Berkey art of Kong climbing the Twin Towers), Return Of The Dragon (Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris), Eclipse (Alain Delon and Monica Vitti), Going Places (Gerard Depardieu and Miou-Miou), Mystery Train, the 1990s reissue of Jean-Luc Godard’s La Chinoise, Big Trouble In Little China (Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall), and Concert For Bangladesh (George Harrison, Bob Dylan and more), among others.
The roster of inserts includes Bowery Bombshell (Bowery Boys Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall), Le Mans (Tom Jung art of Steve McQueen), The Lemon Drop Kid (Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell), The Shakiest Gun In The West (Don Knotts and Barbara Rhoades), Up In Smoke style B (Cheech & Chong), Whistling In Brooklyn (Red Skelton and the Brooklyn Dodgers), The Maze (William Cameron Menzies), Private Worlds (Claudette Colbert and Charles Boyer), Teresa (Pier Angeli), Savage Seven, More Dead Than Alive (Clint Walker, Vincent Price and Anne Francis), Exorcist II: The Heretic (Linda Blair), Pearl Of The South Pacific (Virginia Mayo and Dennis Morgan), and Black Samson (Charles Bail and Rockne Tarkinton).
In the most recent Tuesday closing sessions, there were numerous noteworthy sales, among them the international six-sheet for Dirty Harry sold for $2,527, the international three-sheet for Dirty Harry closed at $1,065, and the three-sheet for The Sound Of Music realized $438.
“We would like Scoop readers to know that we only take consignments, and do not purchase items,” said eMoviePoster.com’s Bruce Hershenson, “so all of them items we auction each year come to us from 1,532 collectors and dealers all over the world.”
Despite their name, they don't just auction movie posters.
“We also auction tens of thousands of vintage stills and lobby cards, original travel and war posters, signed items of all types, and much, much more. Go to our Consign Page to learn about consigning to us for our regular weekly auctions or for our next two major auctions, which will be held in October and December (consigning to our September auction, which begins on Sunday September 7, is already closed),” he said.

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Happy bidding!

Keep up the great work on the comic book industry, Scoop!

Andrew Joseph

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