ARE YOU LOOKING TO BUY MOVIE POSTERS OR RELATED ITEMS? We are the world's leading auctioneer of movie posters and related items. You are currently on one of our non-auction pages. We auction 2,000 to 3,000 items every WEEK. To learn more about our auctions, click here. To register to bid on our auctions, click here.


In the past 29 years, we have auctioned MORE movie paper for MORE money than ANY other auction company, period!

EVERY item we auction starts at $1, with NO reserve, and NO buyers premium, and EVERY item is honestly described, with an unenhanced super-sized image!

We charge consignors the lowest rates of ANY major auction, and we have held over 1,575,000 online auctions!

Go to our current auctions in our Auction Galleries, and you will quickly see why we are the most trusted auction site! was founded in 1999 as the first all-movie poster auction website. We have auctioned well over 1.5 MILLION posters, lobby cards, stills and related items through our auctions since 1999, surely the most of any online auction! - The most trusted vintage original movie poster site & the only major online auction with no buyers premiums!

What are the objects in the corners of some images? Learn More
Login or Register to see large images.
Auction History Result

8c020 PRISONER OF ZENDA 21x28 stage poster 1895 coronation art, Daniel Frohman producer!

Date Sold 6/30/2016
Sold For: Login or Register to see sold price.

An Original Vintage Unfolded Stage Play Poster (measures 21" x 28" [53 x 71 cm]) (Learn More)

The Prisoner of Zenda, the 1895 stage play production ("Magnificent scenic production"; "Now for the king!"; "Flavia greets you"; "Where is He?"; "I know your secret"; "By special arrangement with Mr. Daniel Frohman"; "Dramatized from Anthony Hope's fascinating romance"; about a king who is about to have his coronation, and his evil brother has him drugged and kidnapped so that he can become king instead, but the future king's friends find an exact lookalike who takes his place, and he becomes the new king, and even wins the love of the real king's girlfriend, but he ultimately gives it all up when he gets a chance to rescue the real king). Note that this book was a massive success after it was written by Anthony Hope in 1894. The following year, Daniel Frohman, a major producer of plays, hired noted actor James K. Hackett to play both lead roles. It was another huge success. In 1913, when Frohman was forming Famous Players Film Company with Adolph Zukor, he thought to have their very first film be The Prisoner of Zenda, and he was able to lure James K. Hackett out of retirement to recreate his great success on film. The movie was very successful and helped Famous Players become very successful and led to the establishment of Paramount Pictures the following year!
If you know who did the art (if any), please let us know.
Important Added Info: Note that this is one of a remarkable group of around 100 guaranteed authentic mostly war posters (around 75 war posters, plus 25 others, including political ones) mostly dating from before 1900 through 1945, with 15 from after that date! These were originally acquired by an archive decades ago, and they have been in storage ever since, until they were recently consigned to us. Many of these are the sorts of posters that you can find reproductions of on the Internet, but finding guaranteed originals like these is incredibly difficult (years can go by before these are offered for sale or at auction). This is a very rare opportunity to purchase any of these more than 100 posters!

Condition: good to very good. The poster has some tears and small areas of paper loss around the edges, but the paper loss is only in the blank borders. After a relatively simple linenbacking, the poster will look fantastic!
Learn More about condition grades

Complete Buyer Protection - No time limit on our guarantees & NO buyer beware
Hershenson Help Hotline - Direct line to Bruce (our owner!) for urgent problems
Also, please read the following three pages of in-depth Customer Reviews of our company - Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, which shows you in our customers' own words exactly what makes our company and our auctions so very different from all others!

LAMP Approved - Founding Sponsor since 2001 - eMoviePoster
Postal Mailing Address:
Bruce Hershenson, P.O. Box 874, West Plains, MO 65775. 
(For our UPS or FedEx address, click here)
phone: +1 417 256-9616     fax: +1 417 257-6948
E-mail: Contact Us
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
Translate This Page: