The Black Klansman
Forty years before Chappelle’s Show made the joke, a black man spends his nights in a most curious manner…
This is a sampling from a private collection of rare, massive 40” x 60” posters that were printed on cardstock for drive-In movie theaters. More posters and related merchandise are online at hautecampe.com (“Archeaologists of the Strange”). All are for sale at auction until February 8, when the bidding closes.
Haute Campe offers a collection of original rare, vintage film posters from the 1940s-1970s originating mostly from drive-ins and grindhouse theaters. Most of the posters went through a single distributor called National Screen Service, hence the “property of N.S.S.” at the bottom of 99% of the movie posters printed in the 20th century! While many posters were destroyed by the elements and others were pulled off the wall by collectors, a great many returned to the distributor’s archives and piled up for many many years.
We were fortunate enough to be able to acquire a large part of the archives and the treasures were fantastic, including rarely-seen posters that were for small run promotions and exceedingly impossible to find sizes like the gorgeous and massive 40” x 60” silkscreens created for drive-in movie theaters.
This is just a selection from the first part of the alphabet…
Blood and Black Lace
Mario Bava directed this 1964 film that created the template for the “body count” slasher films of the 1980s.
A 1966 stinker that started out in Yugoslavia as a spy film and—being judged unreleasable—had extra sequences filmed in Venice, California and was re-edited as a horror movie.
Many, many more movie posters, after the jump…