Bonnie and Clyde hit American movie theaters on August 13, 1967, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Valuable Bonnie and Clyde movie memorabilia includes one sheet, three sheet and half sheet posters, lobby card sets, pressbooks and Italian, British and Japanese movie posters.
Warner Bros.-Seven Arts' Bonnie and Clyde crashed into movie theaters in 1967. Directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Michael J. Pollard and Estelle Parsons, Bonnie and Clyde features Beatty and Dunaway as the infamous Depression-era gangsters in a romanticized Hollywood depiction of their rise and fall. Made for $2.5 million, Bonnie and Clyde debuted at the Montreal Film Festival on August 4, 1967, becoming a box-office smash and earning ten Academy Award nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Story/Screenplay, Best Actor (Beatty), Best Actress (Dunaway), Best Cinematography (won), Best Supporting Actor (Hackman, Pollard), Best Supporting Actress (Parsons, won) and Best Costume Design.
Here are ten valuable Bonnie and Clyde movie posters and collectibles that are sure to interest movie memorabilia collectors. "We rob banks." - Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker
Bonnie and Clyde One Sheet Movie Poster
A one sheet movie poster (27x41-inches) in very fine condition sold at auction for $107.55. Bonnie and Clyde was primarily filmed in Texas – the scene of many of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow's crimes.
Bonnie and Clyde one sheet poster $107.55
Bonnie and Clyde Seven Sheet Movie Poster
A huge seven sheet movie poster (82x92-inches) in fine+ condition brought a whopping $7,170 at auction. Jane Fonda, Sue Lyon, Tuesday Weld, Carol Lynley and Ann-Margret were all considered for the plum role of Bonnie Parker. Seven sheet posters are extremely rare, and were used for billboards and outside theater walls.
Bonnie and Clyde seven sheet poster $7,170
Bonnie and Clyde Movie Banner
A movie banner (24x82-inches) in very fine+ condition sold at auction for $286.80. Movie banners were often displayed in front of theaters.
Bonnie and Clyde Lobby Card Set
A complete set of eight lobby cards (11x14-inches) in fine/very fine condition brought $388.38 at auction. The cards are sepia tinted, presenting a Depression-era feel.
Bonnie and Clyde lobby set $388.38
Bonnie and Clyde Three Sheet Movie Poster
A three sheet movie poster (41x81-inches) in fine+ condition sold at auction for $358.50. Beret-wearing Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker helped to spur the sales of berets worldwide.
Bonnie and Clyde Japanese B2 Movie Poster
A Japanese B2 movie poster (20x29-inches) in very fine- condition brought $131.45 at auction. Bonnie and Clyde came to Japanese shores on February 17, 1968.
Bonnie and Clyde Japanese B2 poster $131.45
Bonnie and Clyde Italian 2 Foglio Movie Poster
An Italian 2 foglio movie poster (39x55-inches) in very fine condition sold for a modest $50. Bonnie and Clyde debuted in Italy on February 9, 1968.
Bonnie and Clyde Italian 2 foglio poster $50
Bonnie and Clyde Movie Pressbooks
A pair of movie pressbooks in very fine- condition brought $25 at auction. Pressbooks were given to movie theater owners for promotional purposes.
Bonnie and Clyde Half Sheet Movie Poster
A half sheet movie poster (22x28-inches) in very good condition sold at auction for $30. The movie within a movie is Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), a musical the gang watches at a theater following their botched bank robbery in which Clyde killed a man. An upset Clyde berates a crying C.W. Moss (Michael J. Pollard) while an absorbed Bonnie enjoys the film.
Bonnie and Clyde Movie Still
An original 8x10-inch black-and-white movie still featuring the principal cast members in very fine condition fetched a top bid of $28 at auction.
Bonnie and Clyde movie still l-r: Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard $28
Bonnie and Clyde Movie Memorabilia Credits & Top Image
- All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: Bonnie and Clyde British quad movie poster (30x40-inches) in fine/very fine condition $776.75
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