African Americans have made an enormous contribution to American culture as actors, dancers, singers, and musicians. Whether it’s African American movie posters, movie star photographs, lobby cards, marketing materials or film scripts, these visual affirmations of their artistry and success have grown ever more popular as objects to be collected by both private and institutional collectors.
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What Are Lobby Cards?
The uniquely American Movie Lobby Card was one of the first means of marketing early motion pictures. Around 1913 lobby cards came into being as small nickelodeons, where the first movies were shown, began to grow into what eventually became movie palaces.
Bette Davis and Joan Crawford’s feuding and fighting relationship in the wonderfully entertaining FX Television mini-series FEUD from producer Ryan Murphy has sparked a renewed interest in the lives and work of these legendary stars of the silver screen. It’s this interest that convinced us to focus our attention on these two extraordinary women and put together a fabulous collection of their images and artifacts as the Current Exhibit of our new website, WalterFilm.com.
We are pleased to announce that WalterFilm.com has a new website that makes shopping online not only a visual feast for the eyes, but easy and efficient for that person who just wants to browse or for the individual who has a clear idea of what they’re looking for and can search specifically for that topic. We welcome you to a website that treats what we are proud to offer with the respect and in a manner of presentation that we feel truly reflects these remarkable items.