Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Circus Days (First National, 1923). One Sheet (27" X 41"). One of the highest paid stars of the 1920s, Jackie Coogan would have his millions stolen by his mother and stepfather. Later, he labored to create the Coogan Law, which helped protect money earned by minors. This unique find shows an extremely rare one sheet used to produce the "insert" film poster style. This one sheet is essentially composed of two inserts, illustrating Coogan's two main roles in the film. The first depicts him as a snack vendor in a very boyish flop hat and long pants, after running off to join the circus. The second depicts him as a girl in a horseback rider costume, to fill in for a friend with a twisted ankle! Though printed as a single one sheet, these were, in essence, two insert-sized posters. This was done from time to time in the silent era, and it could be used in several ways: cut apart and used as individual inserts in front of the theater in glass cases, taped on the entrance as "door panels," or simply used as a whole, in a one sheet frame. This lovely, pastel-hued, stone lithography poster has been linen-backed. Great restoration has eliminated small pinholes, mild crossfold separations, and a small tear in the left border. Very Fine on Linen.

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

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 628

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Jul 11, 2008 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    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 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

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

    Auction #162126 spotlights


    Star Wars (20th Century Fox, 1977). Rolled, Fine+. Half Sheet (22" X 28") Tom Jung Artwork
    BID NOW


    Munster, Go Home (Universal, 1966). Folded, Fine+. One Sheet (27" X 41").
    BID NOW


    Forsaking All Others (MGM, 1934). Fine/Very Fine . Window Card (14" X 22").
    BID NOW


    Pardon Us (MGM, 1931). Very Fine+. Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    BID NOW


    Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (RKO, 1946). Folded, Fine+. Insert (14" X 36").
    BID NOW


    Funny Face (Paramount, R-1965). Fine/Very Fine on Linen. One Sheet (27" X 42").
    BID NOW


    Tobor the Great (Republic, 1954). Fine+ on Linen.
    BID NOW


    Double Trouble (MGM, 1967). Folded, Very Fine-.
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search