Flame of Barbary Coast 3-Sheet
Year of Ann Dvorak: Day 16
Image Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
If you’re actually following my day-to-day Ann Dvorak odyssey, you’ll recall I have absolutely no memory of purchasing this poster, which I recently found in a drawer while looking for something else. I went back and looked up the auction info, and in my defense I bought this a month after my daughter was born. This gives me a free pass on many levels, including paying $131.45 for it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautiful poster and at this point in her career Ann usually wasn’t so prominently featured. However, I’m pretty sure I would not have paid that much if I wasn’t in a postpartum, sleep-deprived state! What really stings is that another copy sold a year later for $26, though it was in lousy condition whereas mine is in tip top shape.
Since I have committed to blog about Ann Dvorak for the next 349 days, please let me know if there is some area of Dvorakiana you would like me to discuss, please let me know! Otherwise, you are going to be getting a lot of posts about the items in my collection.