If you ask my husband, he will tell you that a museum poster is a one of a kind, extremely rare or of special interest. Those are the facts.
However, the poster you see on this blog of Trinidad, starring Rita Hayworth, is not an original. It is a reproduction of an extremely rare, original Italian poster and it is one that I adore. But, since this a traditional museum site, I feel the need to explain.
When we first opened our sister site (Femmes Fatales & Fantasies) fffmovieposters.com, where we sell posters, I thought we would sell a lot of John Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and stars of that kind. That isn’t what happened at all. Oh yeah, we sell these actors and actresses who were the A list of their day, but what we sell most are the obscure poster titles. People recall a special movie from their past, something that holds a special memory and those are the posters we sell the most of to this day. To our customers, these posters are their museum treasures because they love them.
And so it is. On our museum site nearly all of the posters are original or original re-releases. I will try to point out all reproductions, but if you see a reproduction, please know that it has captured my heart and is museum worthy to me and it is one that I want to share with you.
The other posters in Rita’s wing that are reproductions are from the movie The Lady From Shanghai. They are reproductions of rare, valuable posters.
Also, in Jean Harlow’s wing, you will see a beautiful colorized reproduction of a full body Jean Harlow in Dinner at Eight. I love this too.
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Our museum concentrates on the rare, vintage, one of a kind items, but every now and then you will see a rare reproduction that has captured my heart.