Year of Ann Dvorak: Day 188
This window card from Dr. Socrates is one of those items I have had for so long that I sometimes take it for granted. In 2000, I was working at a memorabilia shop called the Hollywood Poster Exchange. The late, great Bob Colman, who ran the place, delighted in the fact that I collected on someone as obscure as Ann, and would tell everyone who walked through the doors about my interest. Long time customers would bring in Ann items to give me, and some of the other dealers would also bring in pieces to sell. This window card was one of those dealer items.
I think I paid around $125 for this window card, which was an astronomical sum at the time. However, considering I have not had the opportunity to obtain any other paper items from this film, I think the purchase price was worth it. This 10-year-old photo of the poster is rather lousy, but you’ll have to trust me that it’s impressive artwork in person and it’s not often that Warner Bros. posters featured Ann so prominently.