Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    James Montgomery Flagg's The Bride (Perfection Pictures, 1918). One Sheet (28" X 42").
    This gorgeous stone litho one sheet from The Bride is the product of a collaboration of Thomas A. Edison and James Montgomery Flagg, two of the silent film eras most inventive and creative minds. Edison perfected the equipment necessary for making and viewing films during the first decade of the history of motion pictures. After which, the creative genius turned his attention to producing films. Flagg (1877-1960) was a talented artist and illustrator, best remembered for his political posters, including the now iconic Uncle Sam recruiting piece for the U.S. military. Flagg also wrote, starred in, and/or directed more than a dozen short films between 1914 and 1920. Included in that canon of work is The Bride which stars Peggy Hopkins, rendered splendidly by Flagg himself on this extremely rare one sheet. Hopkins made her Broadway debut in 1917 in the renowned Ziegfeld Follies, and became famous not only for her acting talents, but also her multiple marriages, worldwide romantic escapades, unbridled shopping sprees, and a collection of fur and jewels that included the famous "Portuguese Diamond." Her exceedingly flamboyant lifestyle as one of pop culture's early "It" girls even earned Hopkins a mention in the lyrics of Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. Touchup was applied to the folds, and to address three areas of missing paper in the left border that barely extend into the background, and two tiny chips in the right border. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.




    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2016
    30th-31st Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 761

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    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 November 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 #162028 spotlights


    The War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953). Very Fine+. Window Card
    BID NOW


    Jailhouse Rock (MGM, 1957). Folded, Fine+. Six Sheet
    BID NOW


    Sullivan's Travels (Paramount, 1941). Fine/Very Fine. Lobby Card
    BID NOW


    The Incredible Shrinking Man (Universal International, 1957). Rolled, Fine/Very Fine. Half Sheet
    BID NOW


    The Postman Always Rings Twice (MGM, 1946). Fine/Very Fine. Title Lobby Card
    BID NOW


    Curse of the Demon (Columbia, 1957). Folded, Fine. Half Sheet
    BID NOW


    The Circus (United Artists, 1928). Fine/Very Fine. Lobby Card
    BID NOW


    The Last Man on Earth (American International, 1964). Rolled, Fine+. Half Sheet
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search