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 28 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 recently held our 1,400,000 online auction!

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 1.4 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

1c401 GRADUATE pre-Awards Embassy 1/2sheet '68 great image of Dustin Hoffman & Anne Bancroft in bed!

Date Sold 6/24/2008
Sold For: Login or Register to see sold price.

An Original Vintage Theatrical Unfolded Half-Sheet Movie Poster (1/2sh; measures 22" x 28") (Learn More)

The Graduate, the classic 1968 Mike Nichols (winner of the Best Director Academy Award for this film) coming-of-age romantic melodrama ("'Benjamin do you find me undesirable?' 'Oh, no Mrs. Robinson. I think you're the most attractive of all my parents' friends.'"; "This is Benjamin. He's a little worried about his future."; "'Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me...aren't you?'"; "Screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry"; "Songs by Paul Simon performed by Simon and Garfunkel"; nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award; about a college graduate who becomes involved with the wife of his father's business partner and then romances her daughter) starring Anne Bancroft (nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award for this film; as Mrs. Robinson), Dustin Hoffman (nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for this film; as Benjamin Braddock), Katharine Ross (nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for this film; as Elaine Robinson), William Daniels (as Mr. Braddock), Murray Hamilton (as Mr. Robinson), Elizabeth Wilson (as Mrs. Braddock), Buck Henry (who wrote the screenplay, as the "Room Clerk"), Brian Avery (as Carl), Norman Fell (as Mr. McCleery), and a young Richard Dreyfuss (in a bit part, but he does have two lines!)
NOTE: Click on linked names to see a biography.
If you know who did the art (if any), please let us know.
Important Added Info: Note that when this classic movie was first released in 1968, there were two regular one-sheets, and one half-sheet. One one-sheet had a line drawing of a woman's leg, and the other has the classic image of Bancroft's stockinged leg with Hoffman behind her and the great tagline "This is Benjamin. He's a little worried about his future". The half-sheet had an equally classic image of Hoffman and Bancroft in bed with the quote beginning "Benjamin - do you find me undesirable?". To further complicate things, Embassy Releasing released the movie in the United States, and United Artists released it outside the United States. Both studios issued both styles of one-sheets, and the half-sheet, so there are four different original release one-sheets (the ones from United Artists say "1SH FOR." on the back) and two original half-sheets. To make things even more complicated, right after the movie won several Academy Awards, new posters were printed with "Academy Award Winner" added to the area at top (the fact that this large area had been left blank says to me that they had planned in advance to add this after the Academy Awards). The pre-award one-sheets, especially the "This is Benjamin" style and the pre-Awards half-sheet, from both Embassy and United Artists are the most desireable posters from this movie. Offered in this auction is the pre-awards half-sheet poster from Embassy Pictures. Also note that this poster has never been machine folded! Most half-sheet posters were folded once horizontally and once vertically right off of the printing press. It is very difficult to find an unfolded example of most half-sheets, especially from before 1970!

Condition: very good to fine.
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: