The First in a Series of Planned Auctions Provides Collectors with An Opportunity To Own A Part of Morris Everett’s Vast 196,000+ Collection of Vintage Movie Lobby Cards, Posters and Other Ephemera Featuring Some of the Most Significant Movie Promotional Pieces Ever Made In Cinema History

 For Immediate Release:

(Los Angeles) (May 26, 2015)—Profiles in History has announced today that it well be selling the Morris Everett Jr. Collection in a series of auctions set for the next few years, with the first one scheduled to take place June 29 and 30, 2015.   Amassed for over 53-years, The Morris Everett Jr. collection features lots from over 196,000+ vintage movie lobby cards, posters and other memorabilia being offered in the auctions.   The announcement was made jointly by Joe Maddalena, CEO and President of Profiles in History and Morris Everett Jr., the owner of the one-of–a-kind collection.

“Sold in separate auctions, some of Morris’ exceptional and most valuable pieces, such as the 1927 silent movie and science-fiction epic Metropolis lobby card are certain to procure substantial offers.   Nearly as valuable, is the poster of Babe Ruth from the 1927 Babe Comes Home.  There are many other rarities including lobby cards or posters for The Wizard of Oz both the one from 1939 starring Judy Garland and a 1925 version with Oliver Hardy, and King Kong. There are posters from early Marx Brothers and Charlie Chaplin movies and classics like Gone with the Wind and Casablanca.  All of these and many others will do extremely well as highlights in the future planned auctions,” said Joseph Maddalena.

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“I have decided to sell my collection in a series of auctions to take place over a period of several years through Profiles in History,” noted Morris Everett. “I am thrilled that now, all, collectors will have the opportunity to participate in these sales and be able to acquire items that fit within their particular collecting interests.”

Essential and unique items of value in the collections (only this collection and absolutely no other known to exist) is its inclusion of virtually every vital and incredibly obscure early appearance for icons like Lon Chaney Sr., Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Harold Lloyd, The Three Stooges, Houdini, Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, etc., plus incredibly important early films by directors like Erich von Stroheim, Joseph von Sternberg, Oscar Micheaux, D.W. Griffith, Victor Seastrom, F.W. Murnau, etc. It is often the case for early “character” appearances of great-stars-to-be that only one (if even that) lobby card from a usual set of eight will include Chaney, Karloff, Lugosi, Bogart or other such luminaries.


Highlights of the Morris Everett, Jr. Collection Auction, Part I (the first in a series to be auctioned by Profiles in History) included:

  1. The most legendary Horror, Fantasy and Science-Fiction titles, represented by posters and lobby cards from:

Cabiria (1914); The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1922); The Ghost of Slumber Mountain (1925); Metropolis (1927); Frankenstein (1931); Dracula (1931); The Mummy (1932); King Kong (1933); Bride of Frankenstein (1935); Mad Love (1935); The Wizard of Oz (1925 and 1939) and dozens more.

  1. The most comprehensive range of classic silent Buster Keaton titles ever offered in one sale, including Three Ages (1923); The Cameraman (1928), Our Hospitality (1923), Sherlock Jr. (1924), The General (1926) plus numerous early short-subject rarities.
  2. Extensive range of the best Laurel & Hardy short-subjects and early features, including Double Whoopee (1929, with Jean Harlow); The Music Box (1932); Pardon Us (1931); Sons of the Desert (1933) and numerous others.
  3. One of the finest offerings in any public sale to date of every classic Marx Brothers title, from The Cocoanuts (1929) through Animal Crackers (1930), Duck Soup (1933), A Night at the Opera (1935) and all the way to Love Happy (1949).
  4. Selected highlights from the golden age of The Three Stooges (with Curly Howard), including Dancing Lady (1933); Horse Collars (1934); Dizzy Doctors (1937); Mutts to You (1938); I’ll Never Heil Again (1941) and more.
  5. Exceptional rarities of Sports and athletic performance in film, including Babe Ruth in Babe Comes Home (1927) and Play Ball (1932); Jack Dempsey in Fight and Win (1924) and others; Harry Houdini in The Grim Game (1919) and others.
  6. Pre-Code sex-symbols like Jean Harlow, Barbara Stanwyck, Myrna Loy, and Norma Shearer in such egregious code-breaking films as The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932), Baby Face (1933), Red-Headed Woman (1932), The Divorcee (1931), Madam Satan (1930), The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) and many others.
  7. Near-complete coverage of the careers of timeless style icons Louise Brooks and Marilyn Monroe with titles like American Venus (1925), Beggars of Life (1928), The Canary Murder Case (1929), Dangerous Years (1948), All About Eve (1950), The Seven Year Itch (1955), The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), etc.
  8. Extensive coverage of Alfred Hitchcock’s career from The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) all the way through to Psycho (1960) and The Birds (1963).
  9. The rarest early appearances for such screen icons as Lon Chaney, Jr., Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne, and others in films like The Unknown (1927), Mr. Wu (1927), Up the River (1930), A Devil with Women (1930), A Holy Terror (1931), Telegraph Trail (1933), Stagecoach (1939) and many, many more.



About Profiles In History: Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world’s largest auctioneer & dealer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts.