Mike Todd's Around the World in 80 Days (1956) Movie Poster, Lobby Card & Memorabilia Values
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Mike Todd's Around the World in 80 Days (1956) Movie Poster, Lobby Card & Memorabilia Values

United Artists' Around the World in 80 Days came to movie theaters in 1956. David Niven has the starring role of Phileas Fogg with Finlay Currie, Robert Morley, Cantinflas, Noel Coward, Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich, Evelyn Keyes, Jose Greco, Gilbert Roland, Ronald Colman and Shirley MacLaine also along for the ride. Valuable Around the World in 80 Days memorabilia includes movie posters, lobby cards and promotional stills.

Mike Todd's $6 million movie spectacular Around the World in 80 Days premiered in New York City on October 17, 1956. Adapted from the classic 1873 Jules Verne novel, Around the World in 80 Days was directed by Michael Anderson and features an all-star international cast headed by David Niven, Robert Morley, Cantinflas, Trevor Howard, John Gielgud, Charles Boyer, Cesar Romero, Cedric Hardwicke, Shirley MacLaine, Peter Lorre, George Raft, Red Skelton, Marlene Dietrich, Frank Sinatra, Buster Keaton, Joe E. Brown and Charles Coburn. Here are ten valuable Around the World in 80 Days movie posters and other artifacts that are sure to thrill fans and collectors...

Around the World in 80 Days One Sheet Movie Poster

A standard one sheet movie poster (27x41-inches) in fine- condition sold at auction for a reasonable $38. Producer Michael Todd (1909-1958) was killed in a plane crash on March 22, 1958. 

Around the World in 80 Days one sheet poster $38

Around the World in 80 Days Six Sheet Movie Poster

A huge six sheet movie poster (81x81-inches) in very fine+ condition brought $24 at auction. Six sheets were issued in sections. When pieced together they form a mammoth billboard size poster. 

Around the World in 80 Days Movie Stills

A collection of 23 8x10 black-and-white movie stills in very fine+ condition sold at auction for $38.

Around the World in 80 Days Premiere Party Program

A program and dinner menu from the movie's West Coast premiere in Los Angeles on December 22, 1956, in fine/very fine condition brought $16 at auction. The dinner was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. 

Around the World in 80 Days Los Angeles premiere program with menu $16

Around the World in 80 Days Polish One Sheet Movie Poster

A Polish one sheet movie poster (22x33-inches) in fine/very fine condition brought a top bid of $107.55 at auction. 

Around the World in 80 Days French Grande Movie Poster

A beautiful French Grande movie poster (45x62-inches) in fine- condition sold at auction for $33. 

Around the World in 80 Days Lobby Card Set

A complete set of eight lobby cards (11x14-inches) in fine+ condition brought $131.45 at auction. Lobby cards were displayed in theater lobbies. 

Around the World in 80 Days lobby set $131.45

Around the World in 80 Days Australian Daybill Movie Poster

An Australian daybill movie poster (13x30-inches) in very fine- condition sold at auction for $45. Around the World in 80 Days opened in Sydney, Australia, on October 2, 1957. 

Around the World in 80 Days Half Sheet Academy Awards Movie Poster

A half sheet Academy Awards style movie poster (22x28) in very fine condition brought $29 at auction. Around the World in 80 Days garnered eight Oscar nominations, winning for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Color Cinematography, Best Music Scoring and Best Film Editing.

Around the World in 80 Days Movie Tie-In Comic Book

Dell Four Color #784 dated February 1957 serves as the official movie tie-in comic book. One graded example in CGC near mint- 9.2 condition sold at auction for $77.68. Original price: ten cents!

Around the World in 80 Days comic $77.68

Around the World in 80 Days Movie Memorabilia Credits

  • All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
  • Top image: Around the World in 80 Days lobby card $15

Copyright © 2012 William J. Felchner. All rights reserved. 

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I have never seen the movie but I did read the book and liked it very much...Peace Jaz

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