Skip to main content


    Princess Tam Tam (Kosmofilm, 1935). Danish A1 (24.25" X 33.5")
    Shunned by white Hollywood, Baker made a name for herself in France as a cabaret entertainer, all the while letting the audience know she didn't take herself, or anything else, too seriously. Princess Tam Tam is a 77-minute satirical spin on the "Pygmalion" concept: An uninhibited African girl (Baker) poses as a serene Indian princess, through the auspices of author Albert Prejean. A romance develops between the two (a plot device expressly forbidden by Hollywood's rules against miscegenation on screen), while Prejean's unfaithful wife fumes. Written by Josephine Baker's then-husband Pepito Abatino, the French/Tunisian produced Princess Tam-Tam was banned outright in the States. This lovely and rare Danish release poster features a wonderful image by artist Koppel of the exotic Baker from this film. In 2008 the U.S. Postal Service used the image of this historic poster in their Black Cinema series. The poster was folded with minor border wear including pinholes in the corners and tiny chips. The upper left corner had a chip within the white border only and there were a couple of small tears within the image. Professional conservation has restored this rare beauty to appear unused. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2012
    23rd-24th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,208

    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