Mummy poster could fetch record at auc­tion

Waterloo Region Record - - Arts & Life -

By Hal­loween, “The Mummy” could set the record for the world’s most ex­pen­sive movie poster. A 1932 litho­graphic poster pro­mot­ing the Boris Karloff clas­sic went up for on­line auc­tion Thurs­day. The poster, ad­ver­tis­ing the in­flu­en­tial Universal Pic­tures hor­ror hit by Os­car­win­ning film­maker Karl Fre­und, is be­lieved to be one of only three re­main­ing copies, ac­cord­ing to Sotheby’s New York. The poster set a record two decades ago, sell­ing for $453,500, be­fore re­lin­quish­ing the record in 2014. Last year brought the high­est auc­tion bid ever for a movie poster: $525,800 for 1931 “Drac­ula” art.

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