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LEARN ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
LETTER FROM AUTHORS
OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK
INTRODUCTION

Birth of Movie Poster

Early Inventors and Their Inventions
It's Showtime
Movie Poster Advertising
A Star is Born
The Silent Era
The Golden Age of Film
Patriotism Reigns
Invasion of the "B" Sci-Fi Film
Enter the Gimmick
Stone Litho Fades Into the Sunset
Creation of the Multi-Plex
Movies on Video
The Movie Posters of the Future

American Movie Producers and Studios

The Trust
Independent Studios
Changing Ownerships
The Struggle for Power
The Big Five
The Little Three
Significant Others
And the Beat Goes On

STUDIO RELEASED MOVIE ART

Standard American Sizes
    Display
    One Sheet
    Three Sheet
    Six Sheet
    Twenty Four Sheet
    Lobby Cards
    Insert cards
    22" x 28" Half Sheet
    30" x 40"
     40" x 60"
    Color Panels
    Color Gloss Lobby Card
    Banners
    Door Panels
    Standees
    Window Cards
    Bus Stop
    Subway Poster
    Twelve Sheet
    Thirty Sheet
    Snipes
    Experimental Sizes

Press
    Press Kits/Campaign Kits
    Pressbooks
    Ad Slicks
    Press Stills
    Color Slides

Promotional & Product Tie-ins
    Programs
    Heralds
    Mini Sheet

Other Forms of Movie Art
    Advance/Teaser
    Anniversary Issues (Studio Released)
    Awards Issue
    Combo
    Double-sided
    Duotone
    Hologram/Lenticular
    Military
    Mylar
    Premiere
    Reissues/Rereleases
    Reames
    Review
    Roadshow
    Serials
    Shorts
    Stock Sheet
    Styles

Processing and Distribution of Movie Posters
    Lithographers
    Printing Processes
    Stone Lithography
    Color Offset Printing
    Rotogravure
    Photogelatin/Collotype
    Lenticular
    Double-Sided

Distributors
    National Screen Service
    Technicolor
    Other Options
    Studios Direct

Other Companies
    United Theatrical Amusement
    Donald L. Velde Company

Secondary Printers
    Leader Press
    The "Other" Company
    Globe Poster Printing Corp.
    Hatch Show Prints
    Benton Card Company

INTERNATIONAL MOVIE POSTERS

Are International Posters Collectible?
Australia
Belgium
Canada
France
Germany
Hong Kong
Italy
Japan
Mexico
New Zealand
Poland
United Kingdom
U.S./International Release Materials

QUASI AND NON-COLLECTIBLE MOVIE POSTERS

Limited Edition
Film Prints, Inc.
Kilian Enterprises
S2
Suncoast
Ghost
Video
Cable TV
Reprints
Commercial
Fakes/Bootlegs

COLLECTING MOVIE POSTERS

Movie Poster Collecting As A Hobby
Movie Posters as Investments
What You Need to Know to Collect Movie Posters
What Is Collectible Movie Art?
Common Sizes of Movie Art
What Are The Different Forms of Movie Art
Difference in Original and Re-issued Movie Art
How to Assess The Condition of Movie Art
Grading Based on Condition
Bleed-Throughs
Creases
Drill Holes
Fading
Holes
marks
See-throughs
Stains
Tape
Tears
Trimming
Wrinkles
How to Grade Movie Art
6-Grade System
9-Grade System
Warren's I-Guide 10 Grade system
Auction System
Determining Market Value
Availability
Demand
Objectivity
Research

BUYING AND SELLING MOVIE POSTERS

Buying Movie Posters
     Local Collector Shop
    Traveling Mall Shows
    Collector Conventions
    Catalogue and Mail Order
    Internet Dealers
    Internet Auctions
    In-House Auctions
    Buying Collections

Selling Movie Posters
    Collection Selling
    Selling Individual Posters
    Selling Rarer Items


SPECIALIZING YOUR COLLECTION

Artists
    John Alvin
    Richard Amsel
    Saul Bass
    Reynold Brown
    Jack Davis
    Frank Frazetta
    Albert Kallis
    Robert Peak
    Joseph Smith
    Drew Struzan
    Howard Terpning
    Boris Vallejo
Character
Country
Director/Producer
Era
Form
Genre
Size
Special Distribution
Star
Studio
Subject
Title

CARING FOR YOUR COLLECTION

Preservation
Storing Posters
    Storing Your Folded Posters
    Storing Your Rolled Posters
    Storing Your Posters Flat
Displaying Posters
    Boards and Bags
    Shrink Wrap
    Shrink Wrap for Larger Posters
    Sleeves/Binders
    Sleeves For Larger Posters
    Racks
    Encapsulation
    Lamination
    Dry-Mounting
    Linen Backing
    Framing
    Lightboxes
Insuring Your Posters
Dealer Insurance
Collector Insurance
Shipping Movie Posters
How to Ship
U. S. Postal Alert

FINAL ANALYSIS - THE FUTURE OF MOVIE POSTER COLLECTING
REFERENCE
APPENDIX
Abbreviations
Bibliography
Index

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