King’s ransom for King Kong film poster

A sale of vintage movie posters is being led by a rare and classic King Kong film poster valued at between £50,000 to £70,000, in Bonhams’ Entertainment Memorabilia auction next month.

The item is one of only two copies of the Czech poster known to exist.

Vintage King Kong film poster and James Bond Diamonds are Forever film poster

Also on offer in the sale is an early poster from the James Bond franchise, Diamonds Are Forever, featuring an image of Sean Connery as the spy, clutching a gun to his chest with a Bond girl on each arm. The poster is estimate at £20,000 to £30,000.

Other highlights in the Bonhams’ sale on July 18 in London include:

  • The Beatles: A Belfast Concert Poster, 1964, estimated at £25,000-28,000.
  • Le Mans: Original poster artwork by Tom Jung, Cinema Center Films/ Solar Productions, 1971. Estimated at £8,000-12,000. Thomas Jung is an advertising art director, grapHic designer and illustrator who is best known for his movie poster art work having also worked on Doctor Zhivago, Grand Prix, Star Wars, The Dogs of war and Once Upon a Time in America.

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