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CAIRO - 20 October 2018: The original poster of the classic movie “The Mummy” is set to be sold in Sotheby’s online auction and private sales on Oct. 31, 2018.
The promotional film poster was printed in 1932.
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“The Mummy” (1932) revolves around a British archaeologists team led by Sir Joseph Whemple, who discovered the mummified remains of the ancient Egyptian Prince Imhotep, playing his role in the movie Boris Karloff, along with legendary scroll of Thoth.
Moreover, when one of the archaeologists declares the scroll aloud, Imhotep returns to life, but manages to escape. Many years later, Imhotep was disguised as a wealthy man, roamed Egypt searching for his lost love, who he believed has been reincarnated as the lovely Helen Grosvenor, playing her role Zita Johann.
Legendary actor Arthur Byron played the role of Sir Joseph.
“The Mummy” was directed by Karl Freund and officially released in Dec. 22, 1932.
The poster which is set to be sold on Sotheby’s online auction is one of the rarest pieces to ever be sold in such an auction.
The artistic piece was designed by Karoly Grosz, universal’s advertising art director. The poster is an early illustration of the aesthetics that continue to influence poster designing until today. It offers splashes of color, a dynamic composition and a minimal white space.
The Sotheby’s auction offers through“The Mummy” poster the opportunity to acquire one of the rarest, highly-preserved film posters to ever exist.
The poster reflects the graphic designing pioneered by Hollywood studios at the time. The online bidding closes Oct. 31, 2018, 06:00 PM EET.
Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby’s became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York in 1955.
It is the first private sales/online auction organization to conduct sales in Hong Kong in 1973, India in 1922 and France in 2001. It is the first international fine art auction house in China in 2012.
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