Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Earl Moran Pin-up Card Lot (Brown & Bigelow, c. 1940s-1950s). Pin-up Cards (125) (2.75" X 3.25" - 3.25" X 4"). Miscellaneous.
    Offered here are more than a hundred unique cards, culled from various Brown & Bigelow publications, from renowned pin-up artist Earl Moran - known in Hollywood for his early friendship with rising starlet Norma Jean Dougherty, a.k.a. the one and only Marilyn Monroe. This collection showcases his elegant and prolific style, and includes bevies of maidens in all sorts of scandalous yet demure costumes and poses. Many of the cards also feature fun poems and blurbs, like "I love the sparkling diamond, I adore the elegant mink. So don't come 'round and offer me the joys of a kitchen sink!" and "This chorine sweet, with graceful feet, was doing a dance fantastic: When she suddenly tore for the dressing room door -- with a comment about her elastic." Unrestored cards with bright colors and clean overall appearances. They may have general signs of use, such as slight edge wear and corner wear, light creases, or faint surface blemishes. One of the cards has an additional ink stamp in the image area, and a small tear. Please see full-color, enlargeable images above for more details. Overall Grade: Very Fine on Cardstock.

    More information about The Adventures of Bob Hope.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    20th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 16
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,143

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on May 20, 2018 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 November 20 - 21 Movie Posters Signature Auction.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Grey is a true asset to Heritage Auctions and Heritage Auctions are a true asset to the Movie Poster Hobby.
    Jim G.,
    Ray, MI
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Auction #162125 spotlights

    Horror of Dracula (Universal International, 1958). Folded, Fine/Very Fine. One Sheet (27" X 41")

    In a Lonely Place (Columbia, 1950). Folded, Fine-. One Sheet (27" X 41").

    Godzilla vs. the Thing (American International, 1964). Folded, Very Fine. Three Sheet (41" X 79")

    Goldfinger (United Artists, 1964). Fine+. Lobby Card Set of 8 (11" X 14")

    Target Earth (Allied Artists, 1954). Very Fine- on Linen. Three Sheet (41" X 79").

    Freaks (Excelsior, R-1949). Folded, Fine. Three Sheet (41" X 78").

    Just Around the Corner (20th Century Fox, 1938). Folded, Fine/Very Fine. Six Sheet (79.5" X 78.25")

    Play Misty For Me (Universal, 1971). Folded, Very Fine-. British Quad (30" X 40").

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search