Marilyn Monroe Movie Posters To Go Under The Hammer In UK Auction
Iconic Marilyn Monroe posters will be sold in upcoming London auction on Thursday 28th June 2018.
Lots include a UK Double-Crown poster from 1956 film Bus Stop featuring artwork by legendary poster artist Tom Chantrell estimated between £2,000 - 3,000, plus two American poster formats for The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) estimated at an affordable £200 - 300 and £300 - 500 respectively. A striking Tom Chantrell poster illustration for the 1976 Marilyn Monroe biopic Goodbye Norma Jean will be sold in Prop Store's Cinema Poster Live Auction alongside a collection of film posters and original artwork worth over £250,000.
A preview exhibition presenting over 185 posters will take place between 22nd - 28th June 2018 at the BFI IMAX in Waterloo, London
Mike Bloomfield, Prop Store's Poster Consultant, commented on the upcoming auction - "Marilyn Monroe was one of the undisputed style icons of the 20th Century. Her allure appeals to both young and old and we are very pleased to have some fantastic examples of Marilyn Monroe posters in Prop Store's Cinema Poster Live Auction on 28th June at London's ODEON BFI IMAX.
The Prop Store Live Auction will feature posters from Marilyn Monroe classics including:
- Some Like It Hot US Insert Poster (1959) Estimate £300 - 500
- The Prince and the Showgirl US ½ Sheet Poster (1957) Estimate £300 - 500
- Goodbye Norma Jean UK Quad Poster Artwork (1976) Estimate £1500 - 2500
- The Prince and the Showgirl US Insert Poster (1957) Estimate £200 - 300
The auction will be live-streamed online for fans to track the bidding on auction day. Registration and bidding is now open. Bids can be placed online at www.propstore.com/liveauction, over the phone or in person.
The free exhibition is open to the public at the BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London, England SE1 8XR from 10:00am to 9:30pm, 22nd - 28th June 2018. Prop Store's Cinema Poster Live Auction, will also take place at the BFI IMAX Waterloo on Thursday 28th June 2018 from 12:00pm.