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Paul Muni Movie Poster & Film Memorabilia Values

Paul Muni – born Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund – earned six Academy Award nominations for Best Actor during his distinguished Hollywood movie career. Muni's films include such fare as Scarface, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, Black Fury, Dr. Socrates, The Good Earth, The Life of Emile Zola and A Song to Remember. Valuable Paul Muni movie memorabilia includes posters, lobby cards and movie heralds.

The great Paul Muni (1895-1967) rates as one of Hollywood's finest actors. Born in Austria as the son of an itinerant actor and actress, Muni (already an established Broadway performer) made his motion picture debut as James Dyke in The Valiant (1929), earning an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. His ensuing movies include Scarface: The Shame of the Nation (1932), I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936), Juarez (1939), Hudson's Bay (1941), Angel on My Shoulder (1946) and The Last Angry Man (1959). Paul Muni was nominated six times for Best Actor, winning his lone Oscar as the title character in 1936's The Story of Louis Pasteur.

Here are ten valuable Paul Muni movie posters and other memorabilia that are sure to interest Muni fans and old Hollywood buffs...

Paul Muni Color Portrait Still

A 1930s 11x15-inch color portrait still in very fine- condition sold at auction for $25. The photo was released by Warner Bros.

Paul Muni 1930s still $25

Paul Muni Key Largo Stage Play Window Card

Paul Muni was an accomplished stage actor as well. A 1939 window card (14x22-inches) for the Paul Muni stage version of Key Largo in near mint+ condition brought $83.65 at auction. 

Paul Muni's Costume from The Good Earth (1937)

Paul Muni plays Wang Lung in the big screen version of Pearl S. Buck's bestseller The Good Earth (1937). Muni's original Chinese silk jacket and pants from the film sold at auction for $717. 

We Are Not Alone (1939) One Sheet Movie Poster

Paul Muni portrays Dr. David Newcome in We Are Not Alone (1939). A restored one sheet poster (27x41-inches) in  fine/very fine condition on linen fetched a top bid of $253.34 at auction.

We Are Not Alone one sheet poster $253.34

The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936) Insert Movie Poster

Paul Muni has the title role in The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936). An insert poster (14x36-inches) in fine/very fine condition sold at auction for $1,725.

The Story of Louis Pasteur insert poster $1,725

Black Fury (1935) One Sheet Movie Poster

Paul Muni plays Joe Radek in Black Fury (1935). A one sheet movie poster (27x41-inches) in very good- condition brought $109.25 at auction.

The Life of Emile Zola (1937) One Sheet Movie Poster 

Paul Muni has the title role in The Life of Emile Zola (1937). A one sheet movie poster (27x41-inches) in very fine- condition sold at auction for $1,840.

The Life of Emile Zola one sheet poster $1,840

Bordertown (1935) Movie Herald

Paul Muni stars as Johnny Ramirez in Bordertown (1935). A movie herald (4x6-inches) in near mint condition brought $172.50 at auction. 

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) Lobby Card

Paul Muni stars as James Allen in the 1932 film classic I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang. A lobby card (11x14-inches) in graded CGC 9.2 mint- condition sold at auction for $2,868.

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang lobby card $2,868

Scarface: The Shame of the Nation One Sheet Reissue Poster

Paul Muni set movie theaters ablaze with his stunning performance as Tony Camonte in Howard Hawks' gangster film classic Scarface: The Shame of the Nation (1932). A restored 1947 one sheet reissue poster (27x41-inches) in very fine- condition on linen brought a top bid of $286.80 at auction.

Scarface 1947 one sheet reissue poster from Astor Pictures $286.80

Paul Muni Movie Memorabilia Credits

  • All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
  • Top image: Paul Muni in I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) movie still in fine condition $16

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

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Comments (1)

These posters are really neat. You explain them well too.

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