Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    A Day at the Races (MGM, 1937). Very Fine- on Linen. Argentinean One Sheet (29" X 43") Al Hirschfeld Artwork.
    This wonderful poster is almost identical to the US one sheet other than the Spanish titles. An excellent opportunity to get a poster that if it were US would sell for more than $10,000! By the time the Marx Brothers left Paramount after Duck Soup, they were already major stars, having conquered both Broadway and the silver screen. Their subsequent move to MGM, and their all-too-brief association with director Irving Thalberg, resulted in two of the funniest pictures of their careers, A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races. Thalberg died soon after shooting began on this picture, and many critics, as well as Groucho himself, thought that the Marx Brothers' films were never again quite as good. Restoration has corrected a corner chip in the upper left, a couple of tears, and slight fold wear. The imprint area has some airbrushing. With artwork by the famed Al Hirschfeld, this poster is a wonderful opportunity, not just for Marx Brothers collectors, but also for fans of Hirschfeld himself.


    Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000.

    Please see full-color, enlargeable images above for more details.

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    October
    30th Friday
    Auction Dates
    November
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    10 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 27
    Auction Type
    Signature®:  Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through www.HA.com/Live. Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing Bid@HA.com or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

    Signature® Floor Sessions
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.
    Track Item