MARCH LAGNIAPPE AUCTION is CLOSED
Next Auction May 12-19, 2021

Backdrop Louisiana! movie poster exhibit in Slidell, Louisiana

Movie Poster Archives

We Love Movie Posters

At Movie Poster Archives, we believe movie posters are important historical
artifacts that tell us who we are and where we come from.
And they’re fun!

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.

Louisiana Movie Poster Virtual Museum

Interview With A Vampire
Virtual Museum
JH Foundation is funding the Louisiana Movie Poster Virtual Museum
Grant Award

More than an Archive . . . We’re intergalactic!

Star Wars Characters Land at Rancho Obi-Wan

The Star Wars Museum

Historic Vitascope Hall

Vitascope Hall Historic Marker
First Movie Theater in America Celebrated

Backdrop Louisiana!

Backdrop Louisiana! Exhibit of movie posters for films made in or about Louisiana.
Backdrop Louisiana! Movie Poster Exhibit

Rare British Movie Posters donated to the Bill Douglas Museum

Mary Pickford Portrait Movie Poster donated to the Bill Douglas Museum at Exeter University
Mary Pickford Portrait Poster donated to
Bill Douglas Museum at Exeter University
April 5, 2021
Naughty New Orleans

NAUGHTY NEW ORLEANS is today's post from the Louisiana Movie Poster Virtual Museum. ... See more

In 1955, local production company Rebel Productions, Inc. released their adult film Naughty New Orleans. According to the press materials, the film is a riot of revelry, romance and roaring laughter ... See more

April 4, 2021
Very Local New Orleans

Here's a list of NOLA-based documentaries

April 2, 2021
Miller's Crossing

Today's poster from the Louisiana Movie Poster Virtual Museum is the Coen Brothers film Miller's Crossing.

MILLER’S CROSSING - 1990

In 1990, the Coen Brothers chose New Orleans as the location ... See more

In 1990, the Coen Brothers chose New Orleans as the location to film Miller's Crossing, an American gangster film. Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they ... See more

April 1, 2021
Mardi Gras

Today's poster from the Louisiana Movie Poster Virtual Museum is Mardi Gras starring Pat Boone.

MARDI GRAS - 1958

Mardi Gras in November? This could only be possible in the realm of motion ... See more

Mardi Gras in November? This could only be possible in the realm of motion pictures. On November 14 1958, the city of New Orleans sponsored a brief “mini Mardi Gras celebration” in honor of the ... See more

March 31, 2021
Louisiana Territory

Today's poster from the Louisiana Movie Poster Virtual Museum is a 3-D documentary from 1953 called LOUISIANA TERRITORY.

LOUISIANA TERRITORY - 1953

In 1953, RKO-Pathe, in celebration of the 150th ... See more

In 1953, RKO-Pathe, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, released their first 3D full length documentary titled Louisiana Territory. The film opens with a short ... See more

March 30, 2021
April 2021 Newsletter | Movie Poster Archives

2021 is a year of firsts for Movie Poster Archives. Our first auction, our first virtual exhibit, and now our first newsletter. We want to make it worth your time, so we've filled it with tidbits, ... See more

March 29, 2021
Louisiana

Today's poster from the Louisiana Movie Poster Virtual Museum is LOUISIANA (1947) starring Gov. Jimmie Davis.

Only in Louisiana will you find a singing governor who is also a popular movie star. ... See more

Only in Louisiana will you find a singing governor who is also a popular movie star. In 1947, Monogram Pictures released the film Louisiana, based on the life of singer/musician/politician Jimmie ... See more

March 25, 2021
Live and Let Die

Today's poster from the Louisiana Movie Poster Virtual Museum is the 1973 German poster for Live and Let Die, Roger Moore's first appearance as James Bond.

LIVE AND LET DIE - 1973

The first ... See more

The first appearance of Roger Moore as James Bond was in the 1973 film Live and Let Die. Sean Connery, who starred as Bond in earlier films, refused to continue in the role, despite being offered a ... See more

March 24, 2021
Let's Do It Again

Today's poster from the Louisiana Movie Poster Virtual Museum is the Spanish one-sheet for Let's Do It Again, the sequel to Uptown Saturday Night.

LET’S DO IT AGAIN - 1975

The 1970’s saw an ... See more

The 1970’s saw an increase in Blaxploitation and Black cast films, with many of them crossing racial lines and becoming critical and financial successes across all audiences. New Orleans served as ... See more

« 1 of 3 »
error: Content is protected !!