Collector's Call Episode 9 Web Extras: Rare Wizard of Oz and Clark Gable movie posters
King Kong is a big ape worth big bucks.
Vintage-movie poster enthusiast Dwight Cleveland has amassed a collection of more than 4,500 prints. Dwight has been collecting these rare posters for over the past 30 years. His collection includes a Czech King Kong poster, an Italian Casablanca poster, Errol Flynn's Robin Hood, and the very rare precursor to Mickey Mouse, Oswald the Lucy Rabbit in Nutty Notes.
Daniel Strebin, a Hollywood and movie-poster appraiser, put an estimated value on Dwight’s extensive collection. Let's take a closer look at some of the most fascinating and valuable items in this collection, as seen in Episode 9 of Collector's Call on MeTV!
1. Bonus video: 1934 'It Happened One Night' poster
This rare, original poster for the classic comedy starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert was discovered underneath paste and other posters. It dates back to before the film swept the Oscars, making it worth in the five figures!
2. Bonus video: 1939 'Wizard of Oz' poster
Only a handful of these original Wizard of Oz movie posters has ever been seen on the market, making this lovely piece worth $50,000.
3. Image gallery: Inside the collection
The Casablanca and King Kong add up to half a million. Find out what makes these movie posters so valuable.