Flame of Barbary Coast 3-Sheet

Year of Ann Dvorak: Day 16

Image Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Today’s entry is for long-time commenter Paul who requested I post an image of the Flame of Barbary Coast 3-sheet I mentioned last week.

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.


  1. DickP January 16, 2013

    I would be interested in your view of Ann’s split with Fenton.. Just curious.

  2. admin January 17, 2013

    Since I go into the split at some length in the book, I’m going to make you wait on that one. 🙂

  3. artman2112 January 17, 2013

    not a bad poster image and not a bad price either! you made me laugh because i too have so many items around here that i ask myself, wait a minute, WHEN did i get that and from WHO and HOW much did i pay??? thanks for posting it!! 😀

  4. DickP January 17, 2013

    OK..Glad to wait (actually I have no choice…unless your publisher releases your book early!!)

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