Original vintage movie posters and movie memorabilia were never meant to be bought or sold. From the birth of cinema, movie posters were loaned or rented to movie theaters strictly to be displayed to promote a film, then returned to the film exchange or sent to the next theater on the distribution circuit. Printed on inexpensive paper, movie poster art was never intended to be preserved for posterity. Unlike so-called limited edition prints and the glossy reproductions available from numerous sources, original movie posters are the actual theater-used artifacts made and displayed when the film was actually released.
Lobby Cards are no longer used in U.S. theaters and are rarely produced for today.s films. These small movie posters (usually 11x14 in a landscape, or horizontal format, printed on card stock) were generally produced in sets of eight, although the number of cards in a set can vary from as few as four to as many as 16.
As the name suggests, these small movie posters were designed for display in a theater's lobby or foyer with the intention of luring patrons into the theater by showing glimpses of key scenes from the movie. A lobby card set typically consists of one Title Card (TC), a lobby card of special design usually depicting all key stars, listing credits and designed to represent the entire film rather than a single scene, and seven Scene Cards (SC), each depicting a different scene from the movie.
The collectibility value of lobby cards is influenced by several factors, the most important of which is the graphic appeal of the card itself. A lobby card featuring a closeup of the main actors, or the monster, or depicting a key scene, is much more desirable than a card showing only a distant shot of the stars, or a dead card featuring no stars at all. The importance or popularity of the film is another key factor in determining a lobby cards value.
VINTAGE ORIGINAL DISNEY LOBBY CARDS AND POSTERS
#LC1 - Melody Time, Lobby Card (1948).Price: $375
#LC1 - Walt Disney - MELODY TIME, 1948. Original release 11' X 14' Lobby Card featuring Donald Duck and friends. Good to Very Good condition - border pinholes. A seven-section anthology film: 'Once Upon a Wintertime', 'Bumble Boogie', 'Johnny Appleseed', 'Trees', 'Little Toot', 'Blame It On The Samba' and 'Pecos Bill'.
#LC6 - Original Goofy Poster - 'Freewayphobia No. 1', (1965).Price: $530
#LC6 - Walt Disney - 'Freewayphobia No. 1', 1965. This original Goofy poster demonstrates how not to drive on the freeway: first, the overly timid driver, then the overly aggressive driver, and finally the inattentive driver, shaving or eating. Goofy demonstrates how not to drive on the freeway: first, the overly timid driver, then the overly aggressive driver, and finally the inattentive driver, shaving or eating. Goofy plays all the parts.
#LC9 - Mr. Magoo - '1001 Arabian Nights' (1959). (Complete set of (8))Price: $400
#LC9 - '1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS' Mr. Magoo, 1959. This original release is a complete set (8) of 11x14' authentic, theater-used, Movie Poster Lobby Cards for the 1959 Columbia Pictures release of '1001 Arabian Nights,' a full length animated feature, starring The Nearsighted Mr. Magoo! Featuring the voices of Jim Backus, Kathryn Grant, Dwayne Hickman, Hans Conried, Herschel Bernardi, Daws Butler, Alan Reed, and The Clark Sisters. Directed by Jack Hinney. NSS# 59/300.......NSS property info and production studio copyright info appear on the bottom border. Mr. Magoo plays nearsighted lamp dealer in ancient Baghdad, protecting his love-struck nephew Aladdin with his flying carpet and magic lamp.
#LC11 - Mickey Mouse - Fun and Fancy Free, (1947). (Original Lobby Card)Price: $375
#LC11 - DISNEY/MICKEY MOUSE - FUN and FANCY FREE, 1947. This original Lobby Card measures 11' X 14' - Very Good condition - Card #4. This outstanding scene with Mickey Mouse is from Walt Disney's 1947 cartoon featuring Edgar Bergen and Dinah Shore. Bottom corner bears the copywright RKO Pictures 1947 USA - 47/598. Two sections in this anthology film: 'Bongo' and 'Mickey and the Beanstalk', joined by various live-action scenes narrated and hosted by Jiminy Cricket.
#LC13 - 'Munster, Go Home', (1966). (Original Lobby Card)Price: $375
#LC13 - 'Munster, Go Home', 1966. This original Lobby Card measures 14.00' X 22.00' - Starring Fred Gwynne, Yvone DeCarlo, and the rest of the Munster Clan.
#LC10 - Mickey Mouse - Fun and Fancy Free, (1947). (Original Lobby Card)Price: $375
#LC10 - DISNEY/MICKEY MOUSE - FUN and FANCY FREE, 1947. This original Lobby Card measures 11' X 14' - Very Good condition - Card #2. This outstanding scene with Mickey Mouse is from Walt Disney's 1947 cartoon featuring Edgar Bergen and Dinah Shore.Bottom corner bears the copywright RKO Pictures 1947 USA - 47/598. Walt Disney's Fun and Fancy Free, the 1947 William Morgan (he directed the live action sequences) Walt Disney feature length animated cartoon ("Full-length musical cartoon feature"; based on the story of Jack and the Beanstalk) featuring the voices of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Dinah Shore and featuring Walt Disney in his final movie as the voice of Mickey Mouse.
#LC12 Ichabod and Mr.Toad (RKO, 1949). (Original Lobby Card)Price: $375
Ichabod and Mr. Toad (RKO, 1949). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). This is lobby card is number 40/399. Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." The story of Ichabod Crane endures as a Halloween staple for many families, and this lobby card focuses its attention on this part of the film.
#LC3 - THE LONG LONG TRAILER, 1954. Original 11' X 14' title card starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's hit comedy during the height of their popularity on I LOVE LUCY.
Title card is very fine, one small mark in lower border, a staple mark in the word 'funniest' that is hard to see and a small right border separation. The graphics and color are great.
*NOT FOR SALE
All artwork comes with a certificate of authenticity