Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    The Sign of the Star (Apex, 1914). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    An amazing piece of film history! This dramatic Otis stone litho is for a German film, Der Stern, which had a limited release in the U.S. in 1914 under the title, The Sign of the Star. It features one of the most interesting actresses of the entire silent era, who made several films in Germany (1913-1914) under the name of Fern Andree, before changing it to Fern Andra. She was originally Vernal Andrews, from Wasetka, Illinois, and would grow up with a zest for life few in the entertainment industry have equaled. She toured Europe as a circus dancer, invented herself as an "Outrageous Ballerina" and opened at the Ragtime Revue in London. Then, on to Germany, where she studied with none other than Max Reinhardt. She entered the German film industry on the ground floor level and for 15 years was one of its true pioneers and stars. She wrote, produced, directed, and acted in many films, including this one. She was prolific at bareback riding, tightrope, racecar driving, motorcycles, slalom, bobsledding, and oh yes...boxing! She had what the critics called "..malicious eyes," and a series of stunning German postcards were done from her photographs. This could be one of the only known copies of this poster. It was put on old linen, long ago, and was luckily stabilized. There is smudging in the borders, fold separations, ink stains and bleedthrough from the other side of the poster, and dirt smudges in the left side of the image. Very Good+ on Linen.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    12th-13th Friday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 842

    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

    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
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 10 days left to consign to the 2019 July 27 - 28 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 receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Auction #161904 spotlights

    Star Wars (20th Century Fox, 1977) Folded, Very Fine. International Three Sheet

    Frankenstein (Mondo, 2018). Rolled, Near Mint. Hand Numbered Limited Edition Screen Print Poster

    You Only Live Twice (United Artists, 1967) Rolled, Fine+. Insert

    Deep Throat (Aquarius Releasing, 1972) Folded, Very Fine+. One Sheet

    Some Like It Hot (United Artists, 1959) Fine/Very Fine on Linen. One Sheet

    White Heat (Warner Brothers, 1949) Folded, Very Fine. One Sheet

    Ziegfeld Follies (MGM, 1945) Folded, Very Good+. One Sheet

    Viva Las Vegas (MGM, 1964) Folded, Very Fine-. One Sheet Style A

    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 Internet Movie Poster Auction
    REALIZED $65,610.20