NEW YORK (AP) — A massive single-owner collection of vintage movie posters covering nearly the entire history of feature films — from 1907 to the present — is going on the auction block as one lot next month.
It belongs to Morris Everett Jr., who began collecting them in 1961. He’s parting with it on Dec. 17 at Profiles in History auction house in Calabasas, California.
Daniel Strebin, an independent consultant and expert in vintage film memorabilia, says Everett “is the only individual in history to attempt collecting material on every film ever made.” Everett amassed 196,000 pieces on 44,000 films during 53 years of collecting.
The Cleveland, Ohio, resident who runs a New York City film photo leasing company says he’d love to help whoever buys it continue to add to the collection.