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 3,000+ items every TWO WEEKS. To learn more about our auctions, click here. To register to bid on our auctions, click here.


In the past 30 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 1,696,000 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 1.6 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!

Did you know... that the artist who drew the iconic "Endless Summer" poster, John Van Hamersveld, has created a beautifully printed full-size 50th anniversary limited edition print and it is available NOW?

Return to Did You Know Archive
Added: 04/01/2013

Back in 1966, the movie The Endless Summer was created by Bruce Brown, who had since 1958 made ten short movies celebrating surfing, mostly shown at colleges in auditoriums. But The Endless Summer was a feature length documentary that followed two surfers (Mike Hynson and Robert August) on a surfing trip around the world in search of the perfect wave, with a narration by Bruce Brown himself, and this wonderful movie resonated with moviegoers everywhere (most of whom surely had never surfed), and it was given worldwide distribution, and undoubtedly is still being shown all over the world!

The poster art for the movie was created by John Van Hamersveld, who created this now legendary poster in a most unusual way! Here's how Wikipedia describes the process:
     "Van Hamersveld designed the iconic Endless Summer movie poster using a photograph. He arranged the shoot in January, 1964, after filmmaker Bruce Brown showed him the film's opening scene. He positioned Brown in the foreground with his surfboard on his head and the film's two stars between Brown and the setting sun. He had learned this technique at the Art Center School of Design in Pasadena where he took night classes. He converted the photo into an abstract design by reducing each color to a single tone and giving each image a single, hard edge."

There are three versions of the first release one-sheet that used this wonderful art. There is both a "regular" one-sheet and a similar "international style", and both use the Van Hamersveld art, but in only a portion of the available space. There is also an incredibly rare "day-glo" version which uses the Van Hamersveld art in a "full bleed"!

NOW, THE ARTIST AND HIS WIFE, ALIDA POST, HAVE CREATED A SPECIAL 50th ANNIVERSARY LIMITED PRINT EDITION, AND IT IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE FROM THEIR WEBSITE AT (we have no connection to this other than that we know it to be a wonderful print and want to recommend it here!)

This is a real beauty, and it was created with incredible care (see a video about the making of the prints here:

It measures 39 x 27 inches, and can be purchased in one of three ways:
$75 unsigned, $125 signed by John Van Hamersveld, or $300 signed by BOTH Bruce Brown AND John Van Hamersveld (very limited!)

To order, visit their website at or call Alida Post directly at 424-224-7656

Endless Summer

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)