Description

    The Desert Man (Triangle, 1917). Three Sheet (42" X 79").
    William Surrey Hart was more than forty years old before he made his first film, the 1907 version of Ben-Hur in which he played Messala. Hart's motion picture career began in earnest several years later. After only a handful of well-received films, the classically-trained actor achieved super-stardom in The Bargain (1914), which featured his first starring role. Hart quickly became one of the leading stars of the silent screen, specializing in Westerns. Where others, like Tom Mix, tended to flashier portrayals, Hart preferred his pictures to be as realistic as possible, an authenticity that extended not only to the stories themselves, but to the costumes and props as well. Heritage is pleased to present for the first time the glorious stone litho three sheet from a movie produced at the height of Hart's fame and featuring Hart's co-star Margery Wilson. It's easy to see how Hart so quickly became the idol of moviegoing audiences worldwide. Posters featuring this iconic Western hero are scarce to begin with, large paper like this doubly so. Signs of handling include a tear from the right border into "Man," crossfold separations, a small chip in the bottom border, a tear in the right border near Wilson's shoulder, creasing along the top horizontal fold, and a dust shadow in the left border. Folded, Fine/Very Fine.


    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


    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
    July, 2016
    30th-31st Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 417

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% 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 2018 March 31 - April 1 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 #161748 spotlights


    King Kong (RKO, R-1946). Title Lobby Card & Lobby Card
    BID NOW


    Leave Her to Heaven (20th Century Fox, 1945). International One Sheet
    BID NOW


    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (United Artists, 1968). One Sheet
    BID NOW


    The Thing from Another World (RKO, 1951). Window Card
    BID NOW


    The Brain from Planet Arous (Howco, 1957). Half Sheet
    BID NOW


    Tarzan Finds a Son (MGM, 1939). Lobby Card
    BID NOW


    Out of the Past (RKO, 1947). Lobby Card
    BID NOW


    Bedtime for Bonzo (Universal International, 1951). Autographed Title Lobby Card
    BID NOW

    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 SO FAR $2,847,439