Are you currently picture mad? No, I don't mean crazy for Harold Lloyd's comedy Movie Crazy from 1932 to a young guy with little or no acting ability, desperately trying to maintain the films. I mean, are you mad for movies period? I have to admit I'm a cracker for movies. So, those who consider themselves picture crazy boost your hands. Paradoxically, that's almost everybody. Why are we movie crazy? Why do we dwell in a film crazed society? Hey, what are movies anyhow? Films are stories or ideas attracted to an audience via emotion by audio and a succession of seamless pictures.
There's a great deal of history behind movie posters and movie poster collecting. By the end of this first decade of the 1900's, movies had become a fantastic source of public amusement. Within this period of time, the movie poster would become a standard size called the one sheet measuring 27" x 41". In the early days, the names of actors did not appear on the posters, which the movie studios liked, because it meant paying actors less money. It was in this early period in movie history, however, that movie studios realized movie stars were as much of an attraction to the moviegoer as the movie itself.