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Where Did All The Orpheum Posters Go?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 12, 2012 01:05 AM
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by Eric last modified Apr 11, 2012

Speaking of Iannelli, as I'm in the process of working on the upcoming monograph on the life and work of Alfonso Iannelli, I was struck by the shear number of posters designed and hand painted by the then Los Angeles-based Iannelli Studios for the Orpheum Theater (now known as the Palace Theater). It begged the question for me: Where did they all go? I know some have appeared in auctions and sales over the years,...




 

 

Big City 4Speaking of Iannelli, as I'm in the process of working on the upcoming monograph on the life and work of Alfonso Iannelli, I was struck by the shear number of posters designed and hand painted by the then Los Angeles-based Iannelli Studios for the Orpheum Theater (now known as the Palace Theater).

It begged the question for me: Where did they all go? I know some have appeared in auctions and sales over the years, but it's a small percentage of the speculated 80-100 that were thought to have been created. Several were exhibited at Oklahoma University while Iannelli was still alive, but I wonder where they all went after he passed and the collection was bought and sold-off in the 1980s/1990s.

Anyone know? If you own an original hand painted poster from the turn-of-the-last-century (not the 1967 silkscreen repros) please let me know!

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