Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby debuted on June 12, 1968, starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes and Ruth Gordon. Valuable Rosemary's Baby movie memorabilia includes one sheet and three sheet posters, lobby card sets, movie stills and Belgian, Australian and Polish movie posters.
Paramount Pictures' Rosemary's Baby hit movie theaters in 1968. Directed by Roman Polanski and starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy and Victoria Vetri, Rosemary's Baby features Farrow and Cassavetes as Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse, a young married couple who move into an apartment building occupied by a coven of practicing witches. Made for $2.3 million, Rosemary's Baby – the horror shocker of its era – debuted on June 12, 1968, earning a pair of Academy Award nominations for Best Screenplay (Polanski) and Best Supporting Actress (Gordon, won).
Here are ten valuable Rosemary's Baby movie posters and collectibles that are sure to interest horror film fans and movie memorabilia collectors. "Witches...All of them witches!" - Mia Farrow as Rosemary Woodhouse
Rosemary's Baby One Sheet Movie Poster
A standard one sheet movie poster (27x41-inches) in fine- condition sold at auction for $69. Rosemary's Baby is based on the 1967 best-selling novel of the same name by Ira Levin.
Rosemary's Baby one sheet poster $69
Rosemary's Baby Three Sheet Movie Poster
A three sheet movie poster (41x81-inches) in very fine- condition brought $286.80 at auction. The Dakota Building in Manhattan served in exterior scenes as the film's apartment complex known as The Bramford.
Rosemary's Baby Lobby Card Set
A complete set of eight lobby cards (11x14-inches) in fine/very fine condition sold at auction for a reasonable $59. Moviegoers in 1968 might have glimpsed these cards displayed in theater lobbies.
Rosemary's Baby lobby set $59
Rosemary's Baby Ira Levin First Edition Book
Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin was published by Random House in 1967. An inscribed first edition from the author in very good condition still in its dust jacket brought $239 at auction.
Rosemary's Baby 1967 signed first edition book $239
Rosemary's Baby Australian One Sheet Movie Poster
An Australian one sheet movie poster (27x40-inches) in very fine+ condition sold at auction for $44. At the time of filming Mia Farrow was married to Frank Sinatra. The divorce papers were delivered on the set.
Rosemary's Baby Polish B1 Movie Poster
A Polish B1 movie poster (26x37-inches) in very fine/near mint condition fetched a top bid of $448.13 at auction. The poster's offbeat art was rendered by Andrzej Pagowski.
Rosemary's Baby Polish poster $448.13
Rosemary's Baby Prop Baby Head
A one-of-a-kind prop baby head designed by Bud Westmore sold at auction for $3,346. Although audiences never actually saw Rosemary's antichrist baby – he had been fathered by the devil of course – producers originally intended to show Satan's creation, hence Hollywood makeup artist Westmore was hired to craft this realistic prop. Jeannie Westmore, widow of Bud, had brought the item to auction.
Rosemary's Baby prop head $3,346
Rosemary's Baby B2 Japanese Movie Poster
A Japanese B2 movie poster (20x28-inches) in very fine- condition brought $47 at auction. Listen closely, as it's Tony Curtis who voices the role of blinded actor Donald Baumgart over the telephone. According to the plot, the witches had place a cursed on the unfortunate Baumgart so actor Guy Woodhouse could acquire a meaty television role.
Rosemary's Baby B2 Japanese poster $47
Rosemary's Baby Belgian Movie Poster
A Belgian movie poster (14x21-inches) in fine- condition brought $35 at auction.
Rosemary's Baby/The Odd Couple 1969 One Sheet Movie Poster
A 1969 combination one sheet movie poster (27x41-inches) featuring The Odd Couple and Rosemary's Baby in very fine- condition sold at auction for $11. It may be one of the strangest double bills in Hollywood history – Neil Simon meets Ira Levin!
Rosemary's Baby/The Odd Couple one sheet poster $11
Rosemary's Baby Movie Memorabilia Credits & Top Image
- All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: Rosemary's Baby 8x10-inch color movie still featuring Mia Farrow in very fine condition, one of two $11
Copyright © 2011 William J. Felchner