Description

    The Philadelphia Story (MGM, 1940). Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    Katharine Hepburn's career was in a shambles in the late 1930s. Reeling from a series of flops - including Sylvia Scarlett (1935), A Woman Rebels (1936), and Mary of Scotland (1936) - Hepburn was dubbed "box office poison," a view exacerbated by her outspoken attitudes regarding her fellow actresses and her unconventional lifestyle. Returning to the Broadway stage, Hepburn starred in The Philadelphia Story, in a role that had been written especially for her. The play was an enormous success, and, with the help of former lover Howard Hughes, Hepburn acquired the film rights and sold them to MGM. The resulting movie was one of that studio's biggest successes of 1940, instantly revitalizing Hepburn's career, and returning her to the heights of Hollywood stardom, a position she would retain for the rest of her life. There are pinholes in the borders, small tears in the bottom border, faint stains in the right image area, and a chip on the right border. The upper right corner has been reattached, and there is touchup to creases, the borders and background, and slight touchup to the star's faces. All these issues have been addressed by professional restoration. Fine/Very Fine on Paper.


    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


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

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2017
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 263

    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 #161743 spotlights


    2001: A Space Odyssey (MGM, 1968). One Sheet Style A
    BID NOW


    Fun in Acapulco (Paramount, 1963). Three Sheet
    BID NOW


    The Grateful Dead at the Fillmore West (Bill Graham, 1969). 1st Printing Concert Window
    BID NOW


    Halloween (Compass International, 1978). Blue Ratings Box Style
    BID NOW


    High Plains Drifter (Universal, 1973). One Sheet
    BID NOW


    One Million Years B.C. (20th Century Fox, 1966). One Sheet
    BID NOW


    San Fernando Valley (Republic, 1944). One Sheet
    BID NOW


    The Colossus of New York (Paramount, 1958). Lobby Card Set of 8
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 July 29 - 30 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 July 29 - 30 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,809,325