Press Release - February 27, 2004


DALLAS, TEXAS: Heritage Vintage Movie Poster Auctions of Heritage Comic Auctions (HCA) will hold its latest Signature Auction March 17, 2004 in their new offices in Dallas, Texas.

Featured in this sale of over 450 vintage posters is the very rare and original "Frankenstein" one sheet movie poster. This poster, only the fifth copy known to have survived, is a gorgeous "stone-lithograph" image and one of the most sought movie posters of any era." said Heritage's movie poster expert, Grey Smith.

Also offered will be original posters from such horror classics as "The Mummy" (1932), "Dracula" (1931), "Dracula's Daughter" (1936), "The Wolf Man" (1941), "White Zombie" (1932), "Old Dark House" (1932), "Ghost of Frankenstein" (1942), "Son of Kong" (1933), "Chandu,the Magician" (1932) up to "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (1974).

Included in the sale will be such rarities as posters from classics such as "Grand Hotel," "Dinner at Eight," Swing Time," "Tarzan the Ape Man", and "Lost Horizon." "This may be one of the best sales we have ever had due to the variety of the material offered," said HCA's Director of Auctions John Petty, "so many great titles represented from the silent era, the golden age of Hollywood, up through the fifties, sixties and seventies. Where else would you find a one sheet poster from Ernst Lubitsch's silent classic "So This is Paris" next to a beautiful, original Japanese poster from "Apocalypse Now"?"

If the more modern classics are your collecting passion, Heritage's March sale will include the rare 40" X 60" rolled posters from "Fistful of Dollars," "Dirty Harry," "Star Wars," "Jaws," and the classic "Foxy Brown."

Other highlights include a near mint set of the original "Oilette" posters from "Gone With The Wind", and a tremendous never-before-seen collection of original "Golden Age of Television" stills, contact sheets and press stills.

If you are planning on attending the sale in Dallas at Heritage Galleries' new headquarters, the following accommodations within walking distance are recommended:

  • Stoneleigh Hotel - 2927 Maple Avenue, Phone 214-871-7111. Built in 1923, this 11-story hotel is in the Uptown and Turtle Creek neighborhood with its fine arts and antiques shops. Spacious guestrooms feature gleaming mahogany furniture, marble baths, and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Uptown.
  • Melrose Hotel - 3015 Oak Lawn, Phone 214-521-5151. Built in 1924, this historic Dallas landmark offers 184 luxury guest rooms including 21 suites and a Presidential Suite, each with a dramatic view of the city.
  • The Mansion on Turtle Creek - 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd, Phone 214-559-2100. Built in 1925 as a residence for cotton baron Sheppard King, this five-star luxury hotel offers 143 spacious guest rooms including 11 Executive and Parlor Suites and 38 recently renovated Mansion Deluxe rooms offer oversized marble baths with sunken tubs.
  • The Crescent - 400 Crescent Court, Phone 214-871-3200. Built in 1985 modeled after the Royal Crescent in Bath, England, offers 220 rooms and serves as a centerpiece of The Crescent Complex, a landmark, mixed-use development that includes the prestigious Crescent Office Towers and The Shops and Galleries of The Crescent.


For more information about Heritage's auctions, and a complete record of prices realized, along with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, please visit

HCA specializes in rare movie posters, high-grade comic books, as well as vintage comic and animation art, illustration art, classic toys, and comics-related collectibles.

Prospective consignors and sellers of movie posters please call Grey Smith at 214-252-4367 or email

Prospective consignors and sellers of top-end comics material, toys, and original art are invited to call Ed Jaster at 214-252-4288 or Fred McSurley at 214-252-4293 to discuss their rare comics and original illustration and comic art. Or visit and click on the "consign" tab. Or simply email Ed Jaster at or Fred McSurley at

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