Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Lawrence of Arabia (Columbia, 1962). Roadshow 24 Sheet (104" X 232").
    Could any poster possibly be more majestic and breath-taking than this 24 sheet for David Lean's masterful epic recounting the Arab uprising against the Ottoman Empire? This poster, for one of the most inspiring films ever made, is extraordinarily rare, and is for the first roadshow release. Peter O'Toole created his legendary performance as Sir Lawrence, the British officer who led the Arab revolt and the supporting cast was magnificent with Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Claude Rains and Jose Ferrer. The poster is in remarkable condition; especially when one considers that almost all 24 sheets were destroyed simply by displaying them. The process usually involved mounting the poster with glue to a wall or billboard. This example, which may be one of a few sole surviving copies, has extremely bright color and does show slight signs of use. The section that ends by Peter O'Toole's image is slightly ruffled. The panel with the beginning of the title has a slight stain in the background, some separation and brown paper tape on the verso. The panel with the end of the title has some chipping on the edge and overall the poster has a few minor tears along the edges. Overall, these imperfections are minor when takes in the magnificence of this classic image. Fine/Very Fine.


    Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000.

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2012
    25th-26th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 960

    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

    VIEW BENEFITS
    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
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 March 23 - 24 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

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Auction #161850 spotlights


    Batman (20th Century Fox, 1966). Folded, Very Fine-. One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Not of This Earth (Allied Artists, 1957). Folded, Fine+. Insert
    BID NOW


    The Shadow Strikes (Grand National, 1937). Folded, Fine+. One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Paramount, 1986). Folded, Very Fine. International One Sheet. A. Perkins Artwork
    BID NOW


    The Ghost Ship (RKO, 1943). Folded, Very Fine-. One Sheet. William Rose Artwork
    BID NOW


    The Letter (Warner Brothers, 1940). Very Fine-. Window Card
    BID NOW


    Boom Town (MGM, 1940). Folded, Fine. Six Sheet G. Leake Artwork
    BID NOW


    Key Largo (Warner Brothers, 1948). Fine+. Title Lobby Card
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 November 17 - 18 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 November 17 - 18 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,603,591
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    REALIZED $61,469.80