Susan Hayward (1917-1975) reigned supreme in Hollywood during the 1940s and '50s. The actress, who died at age 57 of a brain tumor, won acclaim in such films as Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman, House of Strangers, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, I'll Cry Tomorrow, The Conqueror and I Want to Live!. Valuable Susan Hayward memorabilia includes movie posters, lobby cards, portrait stills and autographed photos.
The beautiful, redheaded Susan Hayward (1917-1975) rates as one of Hollywood's greatest actresses of the studio era. Born Edythe Marrenner in Brooklyn, New York, Hayward made her film debut as an uncredited starlet in Hollywood Hotel (1937), later earning five Best Actress Oscar nominations for Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947), My Foolish Heart (1949), With a Song in My Heart (1952), I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) and I Want to Live! (1958, won). Here are ten valuable Susan Hayward movie posters and other movie memorabilia that are sure to interest "Red" fans and collectors...
Susan Hayward Autographed Paramount Pictures Photo
A 1941 8x10 black-and-white portrait signed by Susan Hayward fetched a top bid of $507.88 at auction. It reads: "To Jack Sincerely Susan Hayward."
Susan Hayward autographed portrait $507.88
Susan Hayward Color-Glos Portrait Stills
A pair of 1940s 11x16 color-glos portrait stills featuring Susan Hayward from her Twentieth Century-Fox days in fine/very fine condition brought $119.50 at auction.
Susan Hayward 1940s color-glos still one of two $119.50
Susan Hayward 1941 Paramount Pictures PInup Portrait
Hollywood photographer A.L. "Whitey" Schafer captured Susan Hayward in a pinup portrait for Paramount Pictures in 1941. This 10x13 black-and-white photo in fine/very fine condition sold at auction for $62.
Susan Hayward A.L. "Whitey" Schafer portrait $62
Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947) Three Sheet Movie Poster
Susan Hayward earned her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress playing Angie Evans in Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947). A big three sheet movie poster (41x81-inches) in fine+ condition on linen brought $657.25 at auction.
Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman three sheet poster $657.25
My Foolish Heart (1949) Lobby Card Set
Susan Hayward plays Eloise Winters in My Foolish Heart (1949). A complete set of eight lobby cards (11x14-inches) in very fine condition brought $107.55 at auction.
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) One Sheet Movie Poster
Susan Hayward stars as Lillian Roth in I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955). A standard one sheet movie poster (27x41-inches) in fine/very fine condition sold at auction for a reasonable $51.
I'll Cry Tomorrow one sheet poster $51
I Want to Live! (1958) Three Sheet Movie Poster
Susan Hayward took home a Best Actress Oscar for her moving performance as Barbara Graham in I Want to Live! (1958). A three sheet movie poster (41x81-inches) in folded very fine- condition brought $36 at auction.
I Want to Live three sheet poster $36
Tulsa Argentinean One Sheet Movie Poster
Susan Hayward portrays Cherokee Lansing in Tulsa (1949). An Argentinean one sheet movie poster (28x40-inches) in good condition brought $40 at auction.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) Insert Movie Poster
Susan Hayward plays Helen in The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952). An insert movie poster (14x36-inches) in folded fine condition brought a bargain $13 at auction.
The Conqueror (1956) Insert Movie Poster
Susan Hayward plays Bortai opposite John Wayne in RKO's The Conqueror (1956). An insert movie poster (14x36-inches) in rolled very fine- condition sold at auction for $113.53.
The Conqueror insert poster $113.53
Susan Hayward Movie Memorabilia Credits
- All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
Copyright © 2012 William J. Felchner