Original Film Posters

Original Film Posters

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Superman (1941), stock poster, US

Lot Closed

September 6, 12:37 PM GMT


18,000 - 26,000 GBP

Lot Details


Unframed: 41 x 27 in. (104 x 69 cm)

Framed: 47 x 33 1/2 in. (119.5 x 85 cm)

This poster was designed for use in cinemas showing the series of seventeen short Superman films. The blank area at the bottom of the piece was where the cinemas would have inserted the title of the short. This is an important and extremely rare poster. Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, first appeared in a DC Comic in June 1938. His film debut was in this 1941 series of short animated films, produced by Fleischer Studios.

Graven Images, Grove Press, 1992, p. 137; Science Fiction Poster Art, Aurum Press Limited, 2003, p. 130