Movie Poster Archives

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Movie Poster Auction
July 8 – 15

Movie Poster Archives is partnering with Bidding For Good a special auction site for non-profit organizations with over 20 years of experience in the fundraising software industry. When multiple donations of the same item are donated, the vaults are opened to offer these extras to fund programs for the preservation and study of movie paper, exhibits, and education. Winning bidders from across the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom are enjoying items that were hidden from view. more

Keep up the amazing work! I will be back many times!” – N.L.

Where movie magic and memories meet

Movie Poster Archives is nonprofit. Our purpose is to create a vast digital and physical archive for the preservation and research of movie paper. Movie posters are fragile. They were created as disposable advertising and were never meant to last. Vulnerable to fire, water, sunlight, and the ravages of time, most have disappeared into history. Sadly, many have been thrown out by people unaware of their significance. Horror stories abound of thousands of posters dumped in landfills and burned in firepits — even sealed in an abandoned mineshaft. The growing use of digital displays in movie theater lobbies further erodes the production of these paper memories.

Posters have an intrinsic value to film enthusiasts, and these fragile relics are a treasure trove for the study of film, art, history, and social attitudes. They picture our outlooks on race, women, sexuality, politics, and every other aspect of human endeavor and behavior through the decades.

Archives are an important resource for the study of film history and the film industry. The collection is being digitized for historic preservation and a virtual museum is in development. The opening exhibit of Louisiana Movie Posters is online now.


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