Original 'Dracula' Poster Becomes Most Expensive Film Poster Ever Sold At $525,800

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Making slightly more than the Dark Universe at the box office.

The original poster for the 1931 adaptation of Dracula just sold at Heritage Auctions’ Movie Posters Auction in Dallas, Texas for $525,800.
“The Dracula poster is a rare, important poster that sparked intense bidding among some of our elite collectors,” Heritage Auctions Vintage Posters Director Grey Smith revealed in a press release. “Considering the sheer beauty of the poster and the timeless popularity of the film, it’s not a surprise that the demand was so high.”
"It is a matter of opinion, but this poster probably is the most beautiful of all of the styles," Smith added. "And one of only two styles that pictures Bela Lugosi in realistic terms or a faithful rendering – the other is a photographic image.”