Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Supernatural (Paramount, 1933). One Sheet (27.5" X 41").
    A poster as stunning as it is scarce, this spectral portrait of Carole Lombard is the first of any paper Heritage has ever offered for this pre-Code ghost story. In fact, it is one of only three copies known to exist. After the rampant success of Universal's horror hits Frankenstein and Dracula, Paramount wanted to cash in on the newest box office craze and signed up the recently popular horror director, Victor Halperin. As Hollywood's first feature length zombie film, his undead production White Zombie had generated an abundant number of ticket sales, results that Paramount aimed to reproduce. Halperin immediately picked White Zombies' Madge Bellamy to be his next leading lady, but the studio pushed the starlet aside for a more unconventional casting choice. Instead, they insisted that one of the 1930s' reigning queens of comedy, Carole Lombard, should play the film's homicidal heiress. Lombard was not enthused. Considering herself as a comedienne first and foremost, she protested the casting at every turn, constantly clashing with the director and even threatening to sabotage the film. Despite all her bluster, the up and coming starlet stretched into the full breadth of her dramatic range to put forth an impressive performance, transforming from a bereaved sibling into a sultry spirit's puppet. The film also features another unusual casting choice, Western hero Randolph Scott, who trades in his cowboy duds for a dapper tux as Lombard's valiant fiancée. Possessing a mesmerizing illustration of the beautiful starlet, this poster's skillful stone litho printing positively glows with its rich lighting and sinister shadows. Exquisite on display, the one sheet has had professional restoration to address a few scattered pinholes in the borders and interior, some minor surface scuffs, and a couple of mild tears in the bottom border and background. There were two chips in the upper right and lower right corners, and a small hole in the right black background. There has been slight touchup to the folds, borders, and the "L" of "Supernatural." A very rare sight to see at auction, this one sheet hasn't been up for sale since 2001. Any classic collector or fan of cinema's darker side would be remiss to pass up such an immense opportunity. Very Fine- on Linen.


    More information about Space Adventures.



    Please see full-color, enlargeable images above for more details.

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2017
    29th-30th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 8,741

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

    Sold on Jul 30, 2017 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
    Only 16 days left to consign to the 2021 July 24 - 25 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 #162120 spotlights


    The Man from Utah (Lone Star, 1934). Fine on Linen. Three Sheet (40.75" X 78")
    BID NOW


    You Only Live Twice (United Artists, 1967). Flat Folded, Fine/Very Fine. One Sheet (27" X 41")
    BID NOW


    Mothra (Columbia, 1962). Folded, Fine/Very Fine. One Sheet (27" X 41")
    BID NOW


    Blood of Dracula (American International, 1957). Folded, Fine+. Half Sheet (22" X 28")
    BID NOW


    Los Angeles: Fly TWA Jets (Trans World Airlines, 1960s).
    BID NOW


    Jaws (Universal, 1975). Folded, Fine. Subway (45" X 59")
    BID NOW


    World War II Propaganda (U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944). Folded, Very Fine. War Bonds Poster (22" X 28")
    BID NOW


    I Wanted Wings (Paramount, 1941). Very Fine+. Lobby Cards (3) (11" X 14")
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search