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Stars of MGM Original Poster Lithograph Autographed 23 Stars B

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Rare Vintage Celebrity Movie Star Authentic Autographs For Sale
Stars of MGM
Original Authentic Autographed Poster Lithograph  (by 23)  Classic Movie Stars 


Rare vintage MGM Lithograph Poster autographed by 23 Major Movie Stars.   
* See enlargeable images above and below. 

Stars of MGM (Nostalgia Merchant, 1979). Rolled, Very Fine+. Signed Poster (24" X 30").
This poster from the Nostalgia Merchant features the signatures of twenty-three of 20th Century Fox's major stars including Janet Leigh, Mary Astor, Jackie Cooper, Irene Dunne, Eleanor Powell, Van Johnson, Vincente Minnelli, Cyd Charisse, Fernando Lamas, Esther Williams, Donald O'Connor, June Allyson, Kathryn Grayson, Ann Rutherford, Peter Lawford, and more. An unrestored poster with bright color and a clean overall appearance.  Rolled, Very Fine+.

Description: The Stars of Metro Goldwyn Mayer, the late 1970s commercial poster featuring a close-up of the classic MGM logo against a red background with the signatures of MGM stars. Not all of the stars signed every poster but the stars included: June Allyson, Mary Astor, Lew Ayres, Cyd Charisse, Jackie Cooper, James Craig, Gloria DeHaven, Tom Drake, Irene Dunne, Kathryn Grayson, Virginia Grey, Van Johnson, Fernando Lamas, Peter Lawford, Janet Leigh, Tony Martin, Vincente Minnelli, Margaret O'Brien, Donald O'Connor, Joe Pasternak, Eleanor Powell, Ann Rutherford and Esther Williams... Note that this was published by The Nostalgia Merchant, which was a company owned by Snuff Garrett. He worked in the movies, and he was a poster/lobby card collector, and he thought there would be a market for posters signed by a number of then-living stars. This is one of several different posters he created, and of course, in this case, he rounded up classic MGM stars, and arranged for each of them to sign a number of these posters, which he then marketed to collectors (and there were actually several different editions of this "The Stars of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer" poster, done over a few year period, with different stars signing each different edition). There were also several other posters he produced, each one devoted to a different theme, and each one was signed by a number of actors related to that theme. We have heard from a knowledgeable source that it took over a year to complete all of the signatures for the posters. Employees of Nostalgia Merchant/Snuff Garrett would often travel to the stars homes or their offices, or the stars would come to Hollywood to sign. To sign all prints in the series took each star approximately 5 to 6 hours! 

Note: Some of these autographs sell for hundreds of $$ on their own, like Peter Lawford

NOTE:  The Nostalgia 
Merchant is the same company that produced other beautiful Lithographs that were autographed by major retired movie stars, like "The Wizard of OZ" with both Jack Haley and Ray Bolger autographs (we have Two of these limited Signed lithographs),  "Tarzan" autographed by Johnny Weissmuller, Roy Rogers , Gene Autry and Mae West.   The Nostalgia Merchant partnered with this retired movie legends to autograph a limited number of the Lithographs in the late 1970s.   See others we have below under, "Other Treasures You May Like".     We have acquired all of these signed lithographs over the past several years.  HOWEVER, it should be noted we have never owned the Multi (23) Signed MGM Lithograph we are offering here.  As a matter of fact, we only recently saw two of these appear on the market, both of which we acquired.   This one and another currently listed .  They both come with the Nostalgia Merchant  COA.  (Note: The COA doesn't list Jackie Cooper, who also signed the lithographs).  This one also comes with our Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity..

Although the COA states Nostalgia Merchant  intended to produce  2000 of these MGM Autographed  lithographs we are certain that only a small fraction were completed.   The reason is Nostalgia Merchant also created lithographs for several other stars like "Wizard of OZ" (Jack Haley & Ray Bolger), Roy Rogers, Johnny Weissmuller, Gene Autry, Lone Ranger and  Mae West which have appeared on the market many times over the past 30 years.  However, this particular MGM Signed Lithograph has only surfaced a few times, indicating very few were made, possibly less then 200.   We suspect the reason production ended up being so low was the difficulty in getting so many major movie stars to sign that many lithographs and hence the project was cut short.    I have collected vintage Hollywood autographs since 1980 and have only seen TWO of these appear on the market.  While I've seen over 100 of the others. 

NOTE:  this poster was actually signed TWENTY FOUR times, but by twenty three people! What happened is that each of these people visited where the posters were created (or the creators visited the people), and they then hand signed all the posters (sometimes splitting it up over several times). In the case of this one poster, Joe Pasternak was apparently "punchy" after signing so many posters, and he accidentally signed this one twice, both in the lower left and lower right! So this poster comes with a "bonus" 24th signature!

*See the enlargeable images above and below

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