Roy Rogers was a famous Western singer as well as movie and television actor. His first starring role in a movie was in “Under Western Stars” (1938) made by Republic Pictures. Roy needed to choose a horse for his new leading-man role, and famously chose a golden palomino stallion named Golden Cloud that Roy soon renamed Trigger. Together, Roy Rogers and Trigger rose to international movie stardom, appearing in one highly successful movie after another. Roy Rogers movie posters are treasured by his fans and collectors alike. Below are Roy Rogers movie posters for sale on eBay.
Below: A poster from the 1945 Roy Rogers movie “Bells of Rosarita.”
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First off, it might be helpful to define just the word “poster.” A poster, originally, was an advertisement meant to be hung, or posted, in a public place. They were usually large and often colorful in order to be easily noticed, and were typically printed on affordable paper. (Today, this definition of a poster can still be considered to be correct, but currently the definition can be broadened to include artwork on paper for the purpose of decorating as opposed to being an advertisement for public display.)
A movie poster, then, is a poster intended to be hung in a public place in order to advertise a movie. While initially fairly inexpensive to publish and distribute, many original movie posters have become highly collectible and sought after by fans, admirers, and collectors worldwide. According to this page on The Guardian.com, here is a brief list of some of the highest selling movie posters of all time:
Below: A poster from the 1940 Roy Rogers movie “Young Buffalo Bill.”
Movie poster sizes are often described in “sheets,” such as one sheet, two sheet, etc. Here is a brief breakdown of what a few of those sizes mean for older movie posters. Please keep in mind that: 1) There are more sizes than what we describe below, 2) Sizes are approximate and can vary, 3) Sizes can vary by country, 4) Current sizes might be different, and 5) You need to verify the size, in inches, of any movie poster you might be interested in. The sizes below are generally considered to be reliable, but we don’t guarantee their accuracy.
General Notes: Larger posters were often printed in lesser quantities and can be much harder to find today. Larger movie posters were also often printed on several sheets that had to be aligned and fixed together before display. Depending on how the the different sheets were attached together, they might not have fared well if they were disassembled.
Below: A poster from the 1948 Roy Rogers movie “Grand Canyon Trail.”