Movie Memorabilia in Alex Cooper's Discovery Auction

The Discovery Sale which closes on May 1, 2024, will include a rare and interesting selection of film memorabilia, comprising lots 5800 through 5874.

The collector had a deep appreciation for the comic actors of the Silent Film and Golden eras, including Buster Keaton, Laurel & Hardy, and Fatty Arbuckle. Accordingly, he amassed an amazing array of ephemera, promotional stills from movies, lobby cards, and posters. Many of the items in the collection were produced just for the moment – candy and tobacco packaging, vending machine cards, or promotional hand-outs at the theatres. The vast majority were thrown away at the time, yet the few that survive are fascinating. The graphics are nostalgic and often compelling. They evoke a classic period in our cultural history. See some wonderful examples of what Alex Cooper is offering below.

Lot 5801, Selection of Buster Keaton Post Cards & Ephemera

Lot 5806, Selection of Rare Fatty Arbuckle Ephemera

Lot 5809, Selection of Laurel & Hardy Ephemera, Autographs

Lot 5813, Partial Set of Spanish Movie Star Caricatures

Lot 5860, Two Science Fiction B Movie Posters


Richard Hall
Specialist of Rare Books & Ephemera