THE POSTERS

THE COLLECTOR

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BEGINNINGS

THE COLLECTOR: BROADENED HORIZONS

In college, I started watching older films like The Maltese Falcon, Gone with the Wind, The King and I.  When I had my first child I actually considered Camden as her middle name just because of the feelings I associate with how Debbie Reynolds belts out "Here we are Sunset and Camden!".. in Singing In The Rain...   I watched Turner Classic Movies like no other 20 something for many years; I have boxes of recorded movies on VHS. 

I fell in love with Grace Kelly during this time, but the only movie poster I could afford was an old beat up Green Fire insert. I also remember bidding/buying a, what I thought was real, "To Catch A Thief" half sheet for $30.  I was so annoyed when I unrolled it to find out it was just a print (not even a good one) on card stock.  My first lesson in "if it is too good to be true in poster collecting; run!"...  I also bought an L'INSTANT TATTINGER reprint and framed it; it stayed framed for many years. 

After my fascination with Mrs. Grace, I found solace in the old spaghetti westerns and the tough cop stories of Clint Eastwood.  To this day, with the exception of a few newer movies such as Black Swan, Amadeus and Stargate, Eastwood posters are the main focus of my collection.  

After seeing Amadeus for the first time, many years after it was released, I immediately found what I consider the champion of Amadeus posters, a pre-awards Rolled British Quad.  Again the music was of course influential.  I have been actively collecting Stargate posters.  I actually got to see this poster in the theatres at the age of 14.  The film thought to be a bust turned into a cult film spurning SG-1 and other TV series.  Most people forget that it was a movie first.  The other fascination with this poster was how rare it seemed to be when I first started collecting.  I collected for almost an entire year before finding a double sided version.  Like your new car, once you own it, everybody has one.  I have four of these now.

Lately, my interests have all been Black Swan.  Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis were the best actresses of the 2010 year, easy.  The film making, acting, just unrepeatable…  So, I am trying to buy them all, the posters that is… 

MY FIRST POSTER
WHEN I KNEW I WOULD COLLECT
A WORD ON SOUNDTRACKS
BROADENED HORIZONS
SOCIAL COLLECTING