NYC Movie, Pin-up Collection Slated for Auction

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

NEW YORK (AP) - Movie Star News, a New York institution credited with creating pin-up art, has closed its doors. Its nearly 3 million Hollywood posters, vintage photographs and original negatives are destined for the auction block.

The Manhattan store had announced last week that it sold its entire inventory to a Las Vegas collectibles company. It includes 1,500 original bondage images of Bettie Page, known as the queen of pin-ups.

The collection is regarded as one of the largest of its kind. It'll be sold in a series of sales by Guernsey's Auctioneer beginning early next year. The bulk of the collection covers the years 1939 to 1979; 11,500 movies and 5,000 actors are represented.

Movie Star News produced prints from the negatives and sold them for a few dollars.


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