A look back at the history of the cinema; the creation and evolution of movie
art; the individual movie studios and their history, parent company, logo and
The movie poster has gone through a number of different and special printing
processes through the years. Here are the main processes and the main lithographers:
Color Offset Printing
POSTER DISTRIBUTION -
The distribution of movie posters has been handled by the studios and
by independent distributors/printers. Here are the main companies:
contract with many popular commercial artists to design their poster artwork.
Here is a listing of some of the main artists, their posters and bios.
Other U.S. Artists
AND NON COLLECTIBLE MOVIE POSTERS - Not all movie posters are considered original
theatre collectibles. Some of these fall into a gray area of collecting while
others are just not considered collectible.
Film Prints, Inc.
FOR YOUR POSTERS - If it's worth collecting it's worth protecting.
Here are the ways:
- Ways to preserve your poster for either display or storage:
Shipping - Proper way to ship a poster and things
you need to know about the new U.S. Post Office irradiation procedures.
POSTER LISTING - A listing of all movies distributed to United States
theatres from 1927 to current, listed alphabetically and by year.
POSTER DATA BASE (MPBD) - This is our new large database to collect all
info on individual movie memorabilia. This area will continue to grow rapidly.
BY SPECIAL LISTING - A list of movie posters based on their genre or special
a complete Genre list
BY CHARACTER - A list of movie posters based on popular movie characters:
- A guide to abbreviations used throughout the movie art industry.
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