Description

    Dark Victory (Warner Brothers, 1939). Insert (14" X 36"). There are tear-jerkers and then there is Bette Davis in "Dark Victory." Davis, riding a successful career in a series of women's picture like "Dangerous" and "Jezebel," suddenly found herself cast as a snobbish socialite who soon learns humility. By the picture's end you come to love her and are so shocked to find that she will soon go blind and die from a brain tumor, that the tears begin to flow. This went on to become one of Davis' greatest films and she was nominated for an Oscar. If "Gone With the Wind" hadn't come out in 1939, we're sure Davis would have won for "Dark Victory". Warner's knew they had a major hit as well and advertised the film with an Oscar on the poster- acknowledging Davis' winning achievement from 1938's "Jezebel". This extremely rare insert has many fine crimps throughout and all four corners were chipped off at one time with all but one being replaced with small bits of paper. There are many small tears in the edges and there is a two-inch tear in the upper center that goes into the first "t" in Bette. Tape on the back of the poster reinforces these tears. Most of these flaws are relatively minor and don't distract from the posters overall beauty. Rolled, Very Good+.

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Large (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 893

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) 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 2018 March 31 - April 1 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 #161742 spotlights


    Godzilla (Trans World, 1957). French Moyenne
    BID NOW


    To Catch a Thief (Paramount, 1955). Insert
    BID NOW


    A Night at the Opera (MGM, R-1948). One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Viva Las Vegas (MGM, 1964). International One Sheet. Alternate Title: Love in Las Vegas
    BID NOW


    Bullitt (Warner Brothers, 1968). French Moyenne
    BID NOW


    Rio Bravo (Warner Brothers, R-1964). French Affiche
    BID NOW


    Star Wars (20th Century Fox, 1977). British Quad Academy Awards Style C
    BID NOW


    The 39 Steps (Gaumont, 1935). Framed Lobby Card & Autographed Card
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 July 29 - 30 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 July 29 - 30 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,809,325