Dwight Cleveland on Movie Posters

  • 11/13/2020
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago


  • Speaker and speaker's guest; event administrator, A/V technician
  • Program only, does not include the meal.

November Luncheon

Part of his collection has been distributed to the Ransom Center, the Library of Congress, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. That’s why Dwight Cleveland has only 4,500 posters, lobby cards, and other ephemera now, rather than the 45,000 that he used to have. He’ll take us on a tinseltown tour, starting with the days when posters were produced using stone lithography. A hands-on, find-it-myself, what’s-the-fun-if-the-Internet-does-the-work collector, he’ll share highlights from his haul along with stories of the hunt, the capture, and the one that got away.

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