Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    The Scarlet Empress (Paramount, 1934). Pre-War Belgian (24" X 33").
    Marlene Dietrich reigns supreme as the German Princess Sophia Frederica, who became Catherine the Great after her arranged marriage to the mad Russian Grand Duke Peter, played brilliantly by Sam Jaffe. Delightfully seductive, Catherine, not happy with the restrictions of her aristocratic duties, entertains herself wooing several members of the Russian army, including the dashing John Lodge as Count Alexi. Adding to Catherine's misery is her overbearing mother-in-law Empress Petrovna, played by the imposing Louise Dresser. Director Joseph von Sternberg's elaborate and surreal set designs and lighting make this historical drama a stunning work of art to behold. Likewise, this pre-war Belgian, the first Heritage has ever offered, features a beautiful and regal image of the starlet. Touchup has been applied to the folds, pinholes in the borders, and a tear in Marlene Dietrich's muff. Signs of handling that have not been addressed include mild border tears, small paper lifts, and a few minor bits of paper loss at the edges. 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, 2018
    28th-29th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 448

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) 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 November 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 #161926 spotlights


    The Falcon in Hollywood (RKO, 1944). Fine/Very Fine on Linen. One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Hot Rod Girl (American International, 1956). Folded, Fine/Very Fine. One Sheet
    BID NOW


    The Curse of the Werewolf (Universal International, 1961). Folded, Very Fine-. Artwork
    BID NOW


    Jungle Captive (Universal, 1945). Folded, Very Fine-. One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Reckless (MGM, 1935). Very Fine-. Lobby Card
    BID NOW


    To Have and Have Not (Warner Brothers, 1944). Fine+. Matted Lobby Card & Autographed Card
    BID NOW


    The Wrong Man (Warner Brothers, 1957). Fine+. Lobby Card
    BID NOW


    An American in Paris (MGM, 1951). Folded, Fine/Very Fine. Half Sheet
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 March 23 - 24 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 March 23 - 24 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,026,954
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    Sunday Movie Posters Weekly Online Auction
    REALIZED $51,631.20