Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Peter Max - Ben Turpin in Three Foolish Weeks (Security Printing, 1967) Cameo Poster (24' X 36"). Miscellaneous.
    This is a scarce original 1967 Peter Max "cameo" poster with a wonderful inset photo of silent film comedy legend, Ben Turpin, replete with spiffy white military uniform and monocle. The scene is from a 1924 Turpin short, Three Foolish Weeks. That's the lovely Madeleine Hurlock reclining on the tiger skin rug, perhaps best known as Lady Tarbotham in the frenetically-paced Laurel and Hardy classic, Duck Soup (1927). Surrounding the photo is a burst of Peter Max-ian kaleidoscopic design. An unrestored poster with good color and an overall very presentable appearance. It has a tear in the lower left border extending into the artwork with archival tape on the verso, edge wear with some small tears with archival tape on the verso, and some faint stainage in the bottom border. With some NYC galleries offering this poster for $2500, it may prove to be a truly worthwhile candidate for some restoration. Artwork by Peter Max. Rolled, Fine+.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2012
    2nd Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 556

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    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
    Only 43 days left to consign to the 2020 March 21 - 22 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas!

    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 #161950 spotlights

    Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (Universal International, 1949). Fine on Linen. One Sheet

    The Blob (Paramount, 1958). Folded, Fine. One Sheet

    High Sierra (Warner Brothers, 1941). Fine/Very Fine. Linen Finish Midget Window Card

    The Incredible Shrinking Man (Universal International, 1957). Folded, Very Fine-. Three Sheet

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Paramount, 1962). Fine+ on European Linen. One Sheet

    The Great Escape (United Artists, 1963). Folded, Very Fine-. One Sheet

    Where Eagles Dare (MGM, 1968). Folded, Very Fine-. One Sheet

    Jailhouse Rock (MGM, 1957). Folded, Very Fine-. Half Sheet

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 November 23 - 24 Movie Posters Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    2019 November 23 - 24 Movie Posters Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,503,577
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    Sunday Movie Posters Weekly Online Auction
    REALIZED $55,253.20