Happy Birthday - Christopher Lee and Vincent Price
27th May, 2020
Born on the same day - eleven years apart - both men made their names in Horror films and, perhaps competing for the same roles, they could have been rivals but instead became friends. And, in fact, they made three films together. As their careers progressed and Hollywood beckoned both found themselves able to turn their hands to genres other than horror and often appeared in surprisingly comic roles.
They each had decades-long careers and were in demand and making films right up to their deaths.
Have a look at some of the original movie posters and lobby cards that we currently have in stock from their varied careers.
17th May, 2020
In all the excitement of doing nothing in lockdown, we failed to mention that it would have been Katharine Hepburn's birthday last week, on 12th May.
One of Hollywood's true greats, and a real mould breaker in many ways.
Her career was long and broad, spanning the thirties to the nineties, so it is perhaps a case of too many to mention.
But we must just refer to our favourites, the screwball comedy of Bringing Up Baby, the romantic comedy of The Philadelphia Story, and the series of pairings with Spencer Tracy.
We have a wide range of original movie posters and lobby cards, including from those classic titles. Please have a look.
Peter Sellers Documentary
10th May, 2020
A new BBC 2 documentary last night provided a good reminder of the comedy talents of Peter Sellers. It follows his career from the Army's Gang Show, through the Goons on the radio, to British comedies of the fifties and then on to Hollywood superstardom.
For many people, he will always be the accident prone Inspector Clouseau of the popular Pink Panther series. But this programme served as a reminder that he was much more than that, with some memorable performances including Fred Kite and Chance the gardener (his only Oscar nomination).
Fortunately, his films are well represented amongst the most collectable original film posters and lobby cards.
The Pink Panther movies have very collectable posters and cards, but probably the most sought after posters in Sellers starring vehicles are The Party (with great Jack Davis artwork) and Kubrick's Dr Strangeleove, with an iconic poster courtesy of Tomi Ungerer.
Please have a look at the wide choice we currently have in stock.
Birth of Bing
2nd May, 2020
So it's 117 years since the arrival into this world of Bing Crosby.
We hope that there's no-one out there who hasn't heard of him. Surely everyone has, if only for his Christmas classic recordings, White Christmas and the strange but lovely duet with Bowie, Little Drummer Boy.
But he was also a very popular movie star in the Golden Age of Hollywood. He appeared in shorts directed by Mack Sennett in the early days of sound films, and went on to star in numerous musicals, romances, light comedies, and the occasional straight dramatic role.
Our favourites are High Society and the Road to... series with Bob Hope. But there is plenty of scope for alternative views.
And the Limelight Trivia Quiz today is: by what name was Bing known in Germany??
When you've answered that, please have a look at this small selection of the original posters and lobby cards featuring Bing that we carry in stock. If you're looking for anything else, please just drop us an email.
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Great Lockdown Gift Ideas
27th April, 2020
Its been five weeks now since we temporarily closed our Gallery in response to the pandemic, but although you can’t currently visit our Gallery in person you can still shop with us online for an original film poster or lobby card –and don’t forget, whilst this situation continues all our domestic shipping is FREE.
So whether you’re looking for a special or unusual gift for someone who has a birthday coming up (everyone has a favourite film, or actor), or perhaps you have an anniversary to celebrate, then look no further, an original vintage film/movie poster or lobby card from our massive collection will fit the bill.
If you already have a title in mind then you can just search that on our website, but if you need a few ideas to get you started then have a look at the links below, or send us an email and let us know what you are looking for.
And finally please bear in mind that our stock changes all the time and we are constantly adding new pieces, so even if you can't see what you're looking for on our website we may still have something so email us your request.
Once you've made your selection, your purchase will be securely packed and sent using Royal Mail's fully insured, tracked and signed for service so you can buy with confidence that it will arrive safely.