Ten Valuable North by Northwest (1959) Movie Posters & Collectibles
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Ten Valuable North by Northwest (1959) Movie Posters & Collectibles

North by Northwest debuted on July 17, 1959, with Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint in the starring roles. Valuable North by Northwest movie memorabilia includes one sheet, insert, three sheet and half sheet movie posters, lobby cards, movie stills and foreign movie posters.

MGM's North by Northwest is one of Alfred Hitchcock's finest films. Starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis and Martin Landau, North by Northwest features Grant as the hapless Roger O. Thornhill, a New York advertising executive who is plunged into an international nightmare of mistaken identity. Made for $4 million, North by Northwest premiered in Los Angeles on July 17, 1959, becoming both a critical and financial success and earning three Academy Award nominations for Best Story/Screenplay (Ernest Lehman), Best Film Editing and Best Color Art Direction-Set Decoration.

Here are ten valuable North by Northwest movie posters and collectibles that are sure to interest Alfred Hitchcock fans and movie memorabilia buffs. "Now you listen to me, I'm an advertising man, not a red herring. I've got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don't intend to disappoint them all by getting myself 'slightly' killed." - Cary Grant as Roger O. Thornhill

North by Northwest One Sheet Movie Poster

A restored one sheet movie poster (27x41-inches) in very fine+ condition sold at auction for $836.50. North by Northwest was filmed in Chicago, New York City, California and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.

North by Northwest one sheet poster $836.50

North by Northwest Insert Movie Poster

An insert movie poster (14x36-inches) in folded fine/very fine condition brought $597.50 at auction. The renowned Saul Bass was the poster artist for North by Northwest.

North by Northwest Lobby Card

A classic lobby card (11x14-inches) picturing Cary Grant (Roger Thornhill) and Eva Marie Saint (Eve Kendall) at Mount Rushmore in very fine/near mint condition sold at auction for $358.50.

North by Northwest Cary Grant/Eva Marie Saint lobby card $358.50

North by Northwest Movie Banner

A movie banner (24x82-inches) in rolled fine+ condition sold at auction for $597.50.

North by Northwest banner $597.50

North by Northwest Title Lobby Card

A title lobby card (11x14-inches) in fine condition sold at auction for $203.15. Title lobby cards are generally the most collectible in the set, though that isn't the case with North by Northwest.

North by Northwest Half Sheet Style B Movie Poster

A restored half sheet style B movie poster (22x28-inches) in very fine- condition brought $717 at auction.

North by Northwest half sheet style B poster $717

North by Northwest Three Sheet Movie Poster

A three sheet movie poster (41x81-inches) in fine+ condition on linen sold at auction for $597.50.

North by Northwest Movie Stills

A collection of 13 original 8x10-inch black-and-white movie stills in very fine- condition brought $478 at auction. Cary Grant's salary for North by Northwest was $450,000 plus a percentage of the gross profits. Grant also earned $315,00 in penalty fees because of extended filming.

North by Northwest Belgian Movie Poster

A Belgian movie poster (14x22-inches) in very fine+ condition fetched a top bid of $239.

North by Northwest Belgian poster $239

North by Northwest 1966 Reissue Australian Daybill Movie Poster

A 1966 reissue Australian daybill poster (12x29-inches) in very fine condition sold at auction for $198.37. Look for director Alfred Hitchcock's cameo appearance as a man who misses his bus by seconds during the movie's opening credits.

North by Northwest 1966 reissue Australian poster $198.37

North by Northwest Movie Memorabilia Credits & Top Image

  • All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
  • Top image: North by Northwest iconic lobby card featuring Cary Grant pursued by a cropdusting plane in very fine/near mint condition $776.75

Copyright © 2011 William J. Felchner

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