I seriously need more walls. Look what the mailman dropped off on my doorstep today…
This is truly a thing of beauty. if you know me, you know my love for monkeys in movies, especially King Kong. This is an Italian poster from the 60’s for the original King Kong movie. The poster is a 2P size, which means it is massive! I had to take the above picture from the balcony that overlooks our living room.
Check out this photo where I set a 12″ ruler along the top edge…
2P posters are 55″ x 78″ and basically take up an entire wall. The full poster is made up of two large sheets that you piece together. Originally, these may have been glued directly to the side of a building, so I was happy to find this one on eBay without any major flaws or pinholes. The only other sample I have been able to find of this poster was one that sold at emovieposter.com for $471.00, so I feel like I got this for a good deal at $150.00 (Sssh, don’t tell my wife!), which is comparable to what you would pay for a modern Mondo poster on eBay.
When I open up my “Simians in Cinema” museum, this is what will greet you in the lobby.
Fay Wray looks… different.
I have a new favorite eBay store: The Museum of Mom and Pop Culture (I love that name!). After making the transaction, I learned that the owner of the shop is Alan Adler, who is a pop culture historian and collector. Alan is a film and pop culture historian, who founded the Fox Archives and the Fox Still Archives, and also curated Fox’s first museum, “The Hall of Cool Stuff” in Sydney, Australia. I would highly recommend checking out Alan’s store for some truly amazing pieces of pop culture memorabilia (with great prices, too!).
And check out the COA that was included — a nice little bit of provenance to go along with the poster. I think I might have to make a COA of my own — from the archives of Cool & Collected — sounds pretty good!