Skip to main content


    Modern Times (United Artists, 1936). Banner (62" X 114").
    It has been hailed as one of the greatest silent films ever made and one of Chaplin's masterpieces. Written, produced, directed and scored by Charlie Chaplin, Modern Times was created as a statement about Chaplin's own feelings about the modern era (and the Depression) and the industrialization of civilization. In fact, one of the situations Chaplin created for the film depicted the machines in a factory actually "eating" him alive. It could actually be seen as a allegory to Chaplin's own situation when faced with the modernization and innovation of sound in film. Chaplin knew that sound was taking over his own industry and he used the silent film format to fight back against it. It was to be his final silent film, shot between 1932 and 1936, and it was also the last appearance of the "Little Tramp," as Chaplin felt the character would lose any of its sympathy by having him speak. The large piece offered here is probably the only banner in existence for this legendary film. It is predominantly painted imagery and has edge wear, surface paper loss, staining, and creases and cracks throughout. Even though these issues are present, the banner features an incredible image from one of the premier comedians of all-time. Very Good-.

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Movie Poster - Rolled (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2013
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 641

    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
    Consign to the 2018 July 28 - 29 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 #161811 spotlights

    The War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953). Window Card

    Jaws (Universal, 1975). One Sheet

    Rear Window (Paramount, 1954). Window Card

    Whoopee! (United Artists, 1930). Window Card

    King Cowboy (FBO, 1928). Title Lobby Card

    Elvis on Tour (MGM, 1972). British Quad

    South of the Rio Grande (Columbia, 1932). Title Lobby Card & Lobby Card

    Roman Holiday (Paramount, 1953). Window Card

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 November 18 - 19 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 November 18 - 19 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,843,783
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    REALIZED $53,064.25