Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Massacre (Warner Bros. - First National, 1934). Fine+ on Linen. Italian 4 - Fogli (55.5" X 77.5") Luigi Martinati Artwork.
    A first time presentation at Heritage, there is no other known instance of this very scarce poster appearing at any auction before now! This was one of the first major Hollywood films to seriously address America's ongoing mistreatment of its Native American population. Richard Barthelmess stars as Joe Thunder Horse, an "assimilated" college-educated Lakota tribesman. Upon the death of his father, who was the tribal chief, Joe returns to the reservation of his youth, only to discover that his people are dying of various diseases and are being systematically cheated of their possessions and basic rights by crooked agents from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He heads to Washington in hopes of righting these wrongs, only to experience racial prejudice and hatred all along the way. Printed in stone litho with magnificent art by Luigi Martinati, this poster has fold wear and separation, pinholes, and small chips and tears. Light touchup has been applied to a few of these issues. Also present on the poster is some staining, foxing, and toning. This rare and dynamic Italian poster displays beautifully, and would make a wonderful addition to any collection.


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

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 519

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on Nov 21, 2020 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
    Consign to the 2021 November 20 - 21 Movie Posters Signature Auction.

    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 #7243 spotlights


    Casablanca (Warner Bros., 1940s). Very Fine+ on Linen. First Post-War Release Czech Poster (
    BID NOW


    Sunnyside (First National, 1919). Very Fine on Paper. One Sheet (27" X 41").
    BID NOW


    It Happened One Night (Columbia, 1934). Fine+ on Paper. One Sheet (26.75" X 40.25")
    BID NOW


    The Wizard of Oz (MGM, 1939). Fair/Good on Linen. One Sheet (27" X 41")
    BID NOW


    The Empire Strikes Back (20th Century Fox, 1980). Rolled, Very Fine+. Withdrawn Original Concept One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Bringing Up Baby (RKO, 1938). Fine+ on Linen. One Sheet (27" X 41")
    BID NOW


    It's a Wonderful Life (RKO, 1946). Fine+ on Linen. One Sheet (27" X 41")
    BID NOW


    Hula (Paramount, 1927). Fine on Linen. One Sheet (27" X 41")
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search