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Sotheby’s Is Selling the World’s First Movie Poster, Which Promoted a Premiere Only 30 People Attended | artnet News

Henri Brispot, Cinématographe Lumière (1896). This poster was created for the Lumière Brothers on the occasion of the world's first-ever public film screening. It is thought to be the world's first movie poster. Courtesy of Sotheby's London.

Henri Brispot, Cinématographe Lumière (1896). This poster was created for the Lumière Brothers on the occasion of the world’s first-ever public film screening. It is thought to be the world’s first movie poster. Courtesy of Sotheby’s London.

The world’s first public movie screening was a far cry from today’s red carpet premieres, with just 30 people in attendance for an event that lasted some 20 minutes at a Parisian cafe on December 28, 1895. Now, Sotheby’s is auctioning the poster for that event, held by…

via Sotheby’s Is Selling the World’s First Movie Poster, Which Promoted a Premiere Only 30 People Attended | artnet News

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4 comments on “Sotheby’s Is Selling the World’s First Movie Poster, Which Promoted a Premiere Only 30 People Attended | artnet News

  1. beetleypete
    08/21/2018

    I can obviously imagine the interest in this unique cinematic treasure.
    Shame I haven’t got a spare £60,000 knocking around.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    Liked by 1 person

  2. hitandrun1964
    08/21/2018

    Wow…how interesting.

    Liked by 1 person

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