I’ve never been interested in collecting film memorabilia, but if I were, I’d want this. It’s a prop poster from the original film version of The Producers, back before it was indelibly associated with Nathan Lane and Mattthew Broderick.
Alas, when I inquired with an authoritative source about its availability, either original or in reproduction, I was told the following:
Only three of these exist. One was sold at Skinner’s auction house in Boston for about $8000 5 years ago. The other two are in private hands and not for sale. I am not aware that it has been reproduced.
So I won’t be getting my hands on one any time soon.
By the way, if you’re not familiar with the film or show and you find this poster offensive, here’s a clue: It’s a joke. Of mammoth proportion. And speed thee to video rental store; the film is dated in parts but it’s brilliant in others.
[Updated 11-Aug, 16:00 PDT: Updated links in the first paragraph.]