Shane debuted on April 23, 1953, starring Alan Ladd and Jean Arthur. Valuable Shane movie memorabilia includes one sheet, insert and half sheet posters, lobby cards, movie stills,
Paramount Pictures' Shane wandered into movie theaters in 1953. Beautifully directed by George Stevens and starring Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde and Jack Palance, Shane features Ladd as a mysterious buckskin-clad stranger who becomes involved in a range war pitting a powerful cattle baron versus homesteaders. Made for $3.1 million, Shane premiered in New York City on April 23, 1953, earning six Academy Award nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Palance, De Wilde), Best Screenplay and Best Color Cinematography (won).
Here are ten valuable Shane movie posters and collectibles that are sure to please western film fans and movie memorabilia collectors. "That was him. That was Wilson, all right, and he was fast, fast on the draw." - Alan Ladd as Shane on Jack Palance's gunfighting Jack Wilson
Shane One Sheet Movie Poster
A restored one sheet poster (27x41-inches) in very fine condition sold on linen at auction for $1,673. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, provided much of the beautiful western scenery in Shane.
Shane one sheet poster $1,673
Shane Insert Movie Poster
An insert movie poster (14x36-inches) in good-very good condition brought $262.90.
Shane Half Sheet Style A Movie Poster
A half sheet style A (22x28-inches) movie poster in fine/very fine condition fetched a top bid of $448.13 at auction. Alan Ladd's fancy gun twirling in the movie was actually performed by Rodd Redwing.
Shane Movie Still
An original 8x10-inch black-and-white movie still featuring stars Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur and Van Heflin in near mint+ condition sold at auction for $119.50. Shane marked Jean Arthur's (1900-1991) final movie appearance, although she did continue to do television work.
Shane movie still l-r Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin $119.50
Shane Lobby Card
A lobby card (11x14-inches) featuring Alan Ladd and Brandon De Wilde (Joey Starrett) in very good condition brought $56 at auction.
Shane Location Movie Stills
A collection of 23 8x10-inch black-and-white on-location movie stills in overall very fine- condition sold at auction for $310.70.
Shane 40x60 Style Z Movie Poster
A 40x60-inch style Z movie poster in rolled fine/very fine condition on linen brought $5,676.25 at auction.
Shane 40x60 style Z poster $5,676.25
Shane Three Sheet Reissue Movie Poster
Shane was re-released in 1959. A 1959 three sheet reissue movie poster (41x81-inches) in fine+ condition sold at auction for $84.
Shane Italian 4 Foglio Movie Poster
An Italian 4 foglio movie poster (55x78-inches) in fine+ condition brought $143.40 at auction. Shane first came to Italy on September 24, 1953. This poster dates from 1956.
Shane 1966 Reissue Lobby Card Set
Shane once again returned to movie theaters in 1966. A complete set of eight lobby cards (11x14-inches) in fine/very fine condition sold at auction for $215.10.
Shane 1966 lobby set $215.10
Shane Movie Memorabilia Credits & Top Image
- All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: Shane half sheet style B movie poster in fine/very fine condition $776.75
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