Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    The Electric House (First National, 1922). Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    As a very young tot, Joseph Frank Keaton took a tumble down a flight of stairs. Unharmed, he was dubbed "Buster" by Harry Houdini, who was part of a vaudeville act that included Keaton's parents, W.C. Fields, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Eddie Cantor and Al Jolson. Quite a dangerous act, Buster was cast as a prankster child that was disciplined by throwing him all over the stage and even into the crowd. Whatever the stunt, Keaton was able to maintain a poker-face, a trait he would continue to incorporate in his future years as a film comedian. Here, a very rare lobby card is offered from the actor/writer/director's 1922 The Electric House. He's a college lad who's just been awarded a diploma in electrical engineering and asked to complete a house wiring project. The only problem is that he's actually a botanist!. A bottom left corner bend, smudge in the right border, and pinholes in the border and one in the background are the only signs of wear to note. Very Fine.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 542

    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 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 #161942 spotlights


    Christmas in Connecticut (Warner Brothers, 1945). Folded, Fine/Very Fine. Insert
    BID NOW


    Ziegfeld Girl (MGM, 1941). Rolled, Fine/Very Fine. Insert
    BID NOW


    I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (American International, 1957). Folded, Fine/Very Fine. One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Popeye in Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (Paramount, 1939). Very Fine- on Chartex. Swedish One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Creature from the Black Lagoon (Universal International, 1954). Folded, Very Fine. Belgian (14.5" X 25")
    BID NOW


    Twelve O'Clock High (20th Century Fox, 1949). Folded, Fine+. Six Sheet
    BID NOW


    Out of the Past (RKO, 1947). Fine/Very Fine. Lobby Card
    BID NOW


    Crak! by Roy Lichtenstein (1964). Very Fine- on Linen. Signed and Numbered Print
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 July 27 - 28 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 July 27 - 28 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,976,816
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    Sunday Movie Posters Weekly Online Auction
    REALIZED $53,295.60