Leading vintage photography NFT platform, Focus Bloc, has announced an upcoming NFT drop featuring 333 photographs from the renowned “Movie Star News” collection. This exclusive release will provide fans with an opportunity to collect and own a piece of cinematic history, featuring legendary movie artifacts.
The “Movie Star News” collection, established by siblings Irving and Paula Klaw in 1938, comprises stills from iconic Hollywood films that have defined popular culture for generations. The collection showcases images of illustrious celebrities, such as Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Audrey Hepburn, and Jack Nicholson, from films ranging from Scarface to James Bond and Star Wars.
Titled “Hollywood: from Golden Age to the First Blockbusters,” the NFT collection is slated for release later this month. To mint an NFT, prospective buyers must first register for the whitelist, after which each wallet can mint one NFT for 0.5 ETH plus gas fees.
For our next drop, we have hand-picked and curated a selection of 333 1/1s photo of the most influential Hollywood movies and icons from the early 1920s to the 1980s.
Each 1/1 photograph comes with exclusive NFT rights.
— Focus Bloc (@FocusBloc) April 17, 2023
Focus Bloc continues to lead the integration of vintage photography into the Web3 ecosystem, and this NFT drop signifies another advancement in that endeavor. The “Hollywood: from Golden Age to the First Blockbusters” collection promises to be an enthralling addition to the NFT landscape, offering a window into the captivating world of Hollywood’s past.
The rise of vintage photography as an NFT asset can largely be attributed to the verifiable authenticity provided by blockchain technology. NFTs offer a level of security and provenance previously unattainable by confirming ownership and legitimacy of each photo. Additionally, NFTs enable photographers to establish scarcity for their work, determine edition sizes, and facilitate the buying, selling, and trading of vintage photographs, thus creating a more dynamic market.
Focus Bloc’s Previous NFT Ventures
This is not Focus Bloc’s first foray into the NFT world. The team previously launched a successful NFT collection in partnership with French-language weekly news magazine, Paris Match. The collection, named “Focus Bloc – The Iconic Model of the Past,” displayed 120 vintage photos from celebrated French photographer Jean-Claude Deutsch, featuring 23 celebrities, such as David Bowie, Brigitte Bardot, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Michael Jackson.
Captured between the 1960s and 1990s, these photos portray these celebrities at the height of their careers. The collection debuted in January, boasting a lifetime volume of 31 ETH, with the current OpenSea floor at 0.7 ETH and a recent sale of 0.8 ETH in early April. It is worth noting that only 15 NFTs out of the 120-piece collection are presently listed for sale.