March 30, 2012
A vintage poster advertising the 1931 Dracula movie, starring Bela Lugosi, has sold for $143,400 at an auction in the US recently. This 1931 classic is perhaps the beginning of what became one of the most popular characters in the ‘fictional-horror’ genre. However, what makes this poster memorable is that only 4 of these ‘Style F’ posters are in existence today, the rest of which remain in private hands. Due to the overwhelming number of movies that came after that year, posters kept getting made and destroyed. This one though, is rare sample of the original lot that have survived the test of time and is termed the ‘Holy Grail’ of movie posters.
More details can be found HERE.