Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    The Cameraman (MGM, 1928). Insert (14" X 36"). Like many of the great actors of the silent era, Keaton's work was cast into near obscurity for many years. Only toward the end of his life was there a renewed interest in his films. An acrobatically skillful and psychologically insightful actor, Keaton made dozens of short films and fourteen major silent features, attesting to one of the most talented and innovative artists of his time. After doing nine films under the auspices of Joseph Schenck and United Artists, he was offered a lucrative contract by the reigning power in film at the time, MGM Studios. Though counseled not to take the offer by Chaplin and Harold Lloyd, Keaton took the deal and his fade into obscurity is history. Offered here is the insert to the first film he made under the MGM banner, a film that is still considered one of his classics, "The Cameraman." We sold the title card to this film in our last sale and are pleased to offer this very rare and especially nice condition insert. It has been paperbacked only for the purpose of cleaning and restoring the rusted pinholes in the border of this gem. The image has not been touched and the border has just had the most minor touch-up. This poster was never folded. Very Fine/Near Mint on Paper.

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

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2004
    18th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 870

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $6) 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 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

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

    Auction #161950 spotlights


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

    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 $2,513,177
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    Sunday Movie Posters Weekly Online Auction
    REALIZED $55,253.20