Thank you for visiting our past auction result archives. If you have an item identical (or similar) to this auction lot, please call, write or contact us to discuss. We will be able to help you.

Lot # 747 (of 873)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1947-51 Basketball Scandal Movie Poster Collection (3)

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $230.00

In the late 1940s and early 1950s a rash of gambling scandals rocked the world of college basketball. Sensational movies depicting the corruption of youth by gamblers naturally followed, and each competed to present a more lurid account. Collection of three Basketball gambling scandal one-sheet movie posters from this era includes: 1) The Big Fix, 1947, Producers Releasing Corporation. "Gamblers Use Girl Decoys In College Basketball Fix." Nr/Mt. 2) The Basketball Fix, 1951 Jack Broder Productions, "Big Shot Gamblers Prostituting The Nation's Youth." Ex-Mt. 3) Big Town Scandal, 1947, Paramount. "Underworld Gamblers Caught in Fixing Big Game!" Three classic camp docudrama movie posters all from films with basically the same story: Gangsters try to cash in on basketball fixing by pressuring college players to throw the games. Total 3 posters. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $230.00

(Click the smaller thumbnails to the left and right (if any) to cycle through each photo in the gallery of images for this lot.)