Andy Griffith (1926-2012) left an indelible mark in movies, Broadway and television. Griffith's film credits include A Face in the Crowd, No Time for Sergeants, Onionhead, Angel in My Pocket and Rustlers' Rhapsody. His television shows include The Andy Griffith Show, Headmaster and Matlock. Valuable Andy Griffith movie and television memorabilia encompasses posters, lobby cards, comic books and autographs.
Andy Griffith (1926-2012) has been called a national treasure. Star of stage, screen and television, Griffith made his movie debut in 1957 as Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes in A Face in the Crowd. In addition to films, Griffith also worked extensively in television, winning fame as Sheriff Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show (1960-68) and later as wily defense lawyer Ben Matlock in Matlock (1986-95).
Andy Griffith, who died of a heart attack at age 86 on July 3, 2012, left in his wake a body of TV and film work which is second to none. Here are ten valuable Andy Griffith movie and television memorabilia items that should interest and excite Griffith fans of all ages...
A Face in the Crowd (1957) One Sheet Movie Poster
Andy Griffith made his motion picture debut as Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes in A Face in the Crowd (1957), directed by Elia Kazan. A one sheet movie poster (27x41-inches) in folded very fine condition sold at auction for $179.25.
A Face in the Crowd one sheet poster $179.25
No Time for Sergeants (1958) Lobby Card Set
Andy Griffith stars as country bumpkin Will Stockdale in No Time for Sergeants (1958), a role which he had first played in 1955 on The United States Steel Hour. A complete set of eight lobby cards (11x14-inches) in very fine/near mint condition brought a reasonable $29 at auction.
No Time for Sergeants lobby set $29
The Andy Griffith Show Comic Book
For many fans Andy Griffith will forever be folksy Andy Taylor, sheriff of Mayberry in The Andy Griffith Show (1960-68). A Dell Four Color comic book #1252 dated January-March 1962 in graded CGC 9.0 very fine/near mint condition sold at auction for $717. Pictured on the cover are Andy Griffith, Ronny Howard, Don Knotts and Frances Bavier. Original price: 15 cents.
The Andy Griffith Show Dell #1252 comic $717
Andy Griffith Autographed Photo
A glossy 8x10 black-and-white photo signed by Andy Griffith in blue felt tip marker fetched a top bid of $42 at auction. It reads: "To Dennis, Thank You, Andy Griffith."
Onionhead (1958) Insert Movie Poster
Andy Griffith plays Alvin Woods in the raucous Coast Guard service comedy Onionhead (1958). An insert movie poster (14x36-inches) in very fine condition brought a bargain $10 at auction.
Onionhead insert poster $10
Andy Griffith Signed Check
A signed canceled check from Andy Griffith dated February 15, 1977, sold at auction for $46.
Angel in My Pocket (1969) Window Card
Andy Griffith plays the Reverend Samuel D. Whitehead in Angel in My Pocket (1969). A window card (14x22-inches) in near mint/mint condition brought $12 at auction. Window cards were displayed in cafes, retail shops and other businesses.
Angel in My Pocket window card $12
Angel in My Pocket (1959) One Sheet Movie Poster
A standard one sheet movie poster (27x41-inches) in very fine- condition sold at auction for $10.
Andy Griffith 1957 Signed TV Document
An American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) engagement contract dated August 19, 1957, and signed by Andy Griffith fetched $66 at auction. As specified in the contract, Griffith agrees to appear on The Chevy Show for the sum of $10,000. Not bad money back then...
The Andy Griffith Show Signed Cast Photo
An 8x10 color photo signed by The Andy Griffith Show regulars Andy Griffith, Don Knotts and Jim Nabors sold at auction for $216.
Andy Griffith Movie & Television Memorabilia Credits
- All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: Andy Griffith as Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show - CBS-TV
- Further reading: Ten Best Andy Griffith Movie Characters
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