Tony de Garate 2:30 p.m., July 29
World's Largest Cataloged Archive of Mexican Lobby Cards for Sale
World’s Largest Cataloged Archive: From a Regional Film Archive in Mexico, that had serviced twenty theatres over a 50 year span. Classic and Cult Titles from US, GER, FR, ITAL, MX…Japan, Russia, Hong Kong…
150,000 Original Vintage Lobby Cards from MX, 1930's-1980's, Hundreds of One-Sheets, Scores of Banners, Theatre Displays, etc etc etc
The World's Largest CATALOGED Archive of Original Jumbo LOBBY CARDS from Mexico (1930's-1980's) is seeking a new Home
No Country had seen more film than had Mexico. While we in the US were growing up on Sit-Coms and Game Shows---the movie-goers all over the Republic of Mexico were enjoying films from the Great International Directors: De Sica, Buñuel, Kurosawa, Fellini, Truffaut, Jodorosky, Cacoyannis, etc.
And the B-Films, Pot-Boilers and Film Noir Classics from the United States and Europe. Martial Arts Films from China and Hong Kong. Sci-Fi and Horror from the 1930's, 1950's, and the Italian Masters of the 60's and 70's. Gladiator Epics by the score, Erotica and Paris Night Club Revues,Worldwide Animation . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spaghetti Westerns from Italy, Spain, Germany. Comedy from early Laurel & Hardy films. Musicals galore. Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll from the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's.
Hammer, Harryhausen, SFuller, Corman. RKO, MGM, Warners, Paramount, Allied Artists! Stunning art from early SLoren, BBardot, ZLaskari, Marcello...
And Mexico also had its own Great Film Industry. Cantinflas, GFigueroa, MFelix, PInfante...Badu & Guiu. Brilliant Illustrations from Ernesto Garcia Cabral. The Glory of 'The EPOCA de ORO' of Mexican Cinema.
The Archives consists of 150,000 (13" x 17") Jumbo Lobby Cards, representing the wealth of World Cinema for a fifty year span. (Appx 10-15,000 different US, EUR, MX Film Titles.)
And many extras: Theatre Displays (GWTW, 2001), One-Sheet Posters, Half-Sheets, etc.
We are seeking a Buyer for this entire Archive: Selling Price: $495,000 Commission: $50,000 to introduce us to a Buyer (10%)
CATALOG---145 LISTS & 5,000 sample JPGS:
Let me know if you're interested - I'll even split the commission!
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