ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS: CONDITION, SIZES, DEFINITIONS ETC.
SHIPPING, RETURNS & GUARANTEE
SALES TAX & IMPORT DUTIES
LINEN-BACKING & FRAMING
PAYMENT OPTIONS & HOW TO ORDER
WANT LISTS & EMAIL LIST
WANT TO SELL OR TRADE YOUR POSTERS?
IN LOS ANGELES AND WANT TO SEE A POSTER?
When searching for film posters by TITLE, omit articles such as 'the' and 'a'. This will make your search experience faster and more reliable. For example, instead of 'The Thomas Crown Affair', simply enter 'Crown'; instead of 'From Russia with Love', enter 'Russia'. Please note that in most cases foreign posters are listed under the film's english title. However, some films (e.g. 'Le Boucher', 'Tout Va Bien') had titles which were not translated into english, or are simply better known in their original form. In such cases, they will be listed accordingly
When searching for film posters by ACTOR/ACTRESS/DIRECTOR, first try the pulldown fields at the right. If you can't find the movie poster you're looking for there, use the blank fields to the left. When doing so, you only enter the persons last name. Example- 'McQueen', not 'Steve McQueen'; 'Hitchcock', not 'Alfred Hitchcock'.
You can also search for film posters with our ORIGIN search. Please note that this refers to the posters and not the actual films. In many cases, the country-of-origin for the film and poster are the same. However, the prevalence of international co-productions and the nature of artistic collaboration make many films' true nationality difficult to discern.st cases foreign posters are listed under the film's english title. However, some films (e.g. 'Le Boucher', 'Tout Va Bien') had titles which were not translated into english, or are simply better known in their original form. In such cases, they will be listed accordingly.
Sizes & Release Dates: We have included, on the search page, a search-by-size function. This pull-down list includes most of the different sizes available, and ALL SIZES ARE GIVEN IN INCHES. Please note that the sizes are to be used as a general guide and that individual posters vary. For example, the 1 Sheet size -- the most common format -- usually measures 27x41 or 27x40 in the United States, while a corresponding Spanish 1 Sheet is usually 27x39, an Argentine 1 Sheet is 29x43, etc. Also be aware that most 3 Sheet (41x81 inches) and 6 Sheet (81x81 inches) posters are comprised of two, three or four separate pieces that fit together. The date of most posters is that of the film's original release in whatever territory the poster was used. If the poster is for a re-issue engagement, we have included the letters 'RI' after the date given. Occasionally, (most often with foreign posters), the release dates are more difficult to identify. In these cases we will be as specific as possible - for example: 1970s RI.
Condition: Please be aware that all of our posters are vintage and most are theater-used, and therefore they will have some defects. Also, please note that the vast majority of all posters before the mid-1980s were sent to theatres folded and this is not considered a defect (although it can be removed by linen-backing the poster). We have included a brief description of each poster's condition, according to the following scale: Mint: An unused poster, free of any noticeable defects. Near Mint: No obvious signs of wear, beyond fold lines or minor creasing. Very Fine/Excellent: Lightly used; may have fold lines, pinholes and/or minor creasing. Fine: May have fold separation, fold wear, small tears and/or creasing Very Good: Obviously used; may have heavy fold or corner wear and/or tears. Good: Heavily worn poster; possible loss of paper. These grades are meant to give a general description of each poster's condition; more detailed information, or images, may be requested for any poster.
LINEN-BACKING & FRAMING LINEN-BACKING:
Many of the film posters we offer have been preserved by a method referred to as linen-backing. This refers to a conservation and restoration process in which the poster is soaked in a deacidification agent, cleaned and mounted to an acid-free paper which is then mounted onto a heavy linen fabric. When dealing with heavier stock posters such as inserts and half sheets, this final step is usually omitted, while the acid-free paper used is generally heavier stock. This process is known as paper-backing. There are a number of benefits to linen or paper-backing: the poster is kept from further deterioration due to acidification, it is less fragile to handle and it displays much better. Furthermore, any number of restorative fixes may be performed during the process to enhance the posters appearance, from touching up fold lines to repairing small holes to replacing missing paper. When done skillfully, the results can be extraordinary, giving old, even heavily damaged posters a near mint, like new appearance. However, this can also make it difficult to discern the poster's original condition. Therefore, if asked -- and whenever possible -- we will explain the type and extent of any restoration done. As a rule, do not sell heavily restored or reconstructed posters. We offer linen-backing for all of our posters, and prices begin at around $100 for the smallest sizes and go up from there. A typical U.S. 1 sheet poster begins at $175. Please contact us for a price quote for any poster you are interested in.
We also offer framing for all film posters purchased for delivery in the Los Angeles area. All framing methods are archival and we use the finest materials to display and protect your poster. Turnaround time is fast and our prices are competitive. We can ship some smaller framed pieces but please contact us if you are outside the Los Angeles area.
You may order directly from our web site using our secure server or via telephone (323.363.2969). Shipping charges are calculated on an individual basis for each order, depending on items purchased and destination. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Paypal. You may also make payment by check or money order (drawn in U.S. funds)
Shipping prices are calculated on per poster basis and will reflect the size/weight of the poster, method of shipping and destination. For all but the extra-large linen-backed posters, non-foldable and framed pieces the following rates apply: Within the U.S. and Canada: Free USPS Priority Mail; 2nd day mail will be $20-$30 and overnight will be $30-$40 Outside of the U.S. and Canada: Rates range from $12 - $70 depending on whether you prefer regular airmail, USPS Priority, USPS Express Mail or FedEx 2nd Day
GUARANTEE & RETURNS:
If you are not 100% satisfied with any part of your purchase, you may return it within seven days of receipt for a complete refund of the purchase price (excluding shipping costs). Just contact us to let us know what you will be returning, package it in the same materials in which you received it and send it within 7 days of your receipt of the poster(s). Items must arrive back in the same condition in which they were sent. Also, please be aware that posters which we have linenbacked and/or framed at your request can only be returned for full credit - not a full refund. In the rare event that an item is lost or damaged in shipment, please contact us immediately.
For all parcels shipped within California add 9.75% sales tax. Foreign customers please be advised that import duties range vary by country and are the responsibility of the purchaser (you) and not the seller (us).
If you"re looking for a particular film poster that you don't find on our site, please know that we are constantly getting new inventory. If you don't see what you want, let us know. If we don't have it in stock, most likely we can find it for you. We have a number of contacts throughout the world can usually get what you want. All customers who buy from us are automatically added to our email list. We don't share this list with anyone and you will not receive any spam - just a quarterly (four times a year) update on what's new. If you wish to be added to the list, just send us an email. If you prefer not to receive these emails, just reply to one with the word "Remove" as the subject, or send us a separate email.
We are always buying posters, so if you have some that you are interested in selling, please contact us. We occasionally do trades as well, but in most cases we have found these to be more trouble than they are worth. But you can give it a shot!
Each month we select a group of posters organized by a particular star, director or theme to be showcased in the online gallery. To view the current selection, simply click on the 'Gallery' button on the top of each page. We do not have a traditional store, but we are located in Los Angeles and see people by appointment. To make an appointment, please email or call (323.363.2969) to set up a time.
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