If you're a collector of film memorabilia, you may know a thing or two about vintage movie posters. Or perhaps you're into movie history right now with the Oscars
right around the corner. But do you know which classic posters are the most valuable? The new book "Collectible Movie Posters
" features the top 100 rarities and explains how quality vintage posters for Hollywood's most popular films have increased in value during the past 15 years. The book includes posters from a 44-year span: 1915 - 1958.
From "King Kong" (pictured) to "Godzilla" to "Casablanca" and more, here is a selection of posters with accompanying descriptive excerpts from the book (listed here in chronological order by the film's year of release).
— Boston.com Staff
Source: "Collectible Movie Posters"; Jim Halperin and Hector Cantu, editors; Whitman Publishing, LLC
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