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About Me

I have been collecting theatrical movie posters and lobby cards since the early 1990s after getting a poster for Rain Man from my local cinema. I don’t really know why I began collecting, I guess I wanted to ‘keep’ something of the movie I saw. I think I also wanted to relive the feelings I had when I first saw a certain movie. Since I was addicted to going to the movies during most of the 1990/2000s I also began amassing lots of posters mainly from Germany and the US (which I bought during my frequent trips to the US).

About my collection

The main focus of my collection are posters and lobby cards from Germany, the UK and the US. At the beginning I only collected posters for contemporary movies I watched and which I liked. Only later did I start to get interested in the classics and their certain poster designers.

Currently I would identify the following main areas of interest for my collection:

  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • Orson Welles
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Dances With Wolves
  • Saul Bass
  • James Bond
  • Disney & Pixar
  • George Lucas & Star Wars

Strange mixture? Yes, but these are mainly the movies I grew up with or in case of the classics – which I started cherishing during my “formative years”.