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    Frankenstein (Universal, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Universal's "Frankenstein" is considered the greatest horror film of all time. This 70-year-old gothic horror film was produced for a sum of $291,000 at the height of the depression, made a star of a forty-four-year-old Boris Karloff, and made Universal Studios some twelve million dollars richer. The film became an almost instant classic of a new genre -- the horror movie -- and is viewed today as one of the true classics of world cinema. This poster, only the fifth copy known to have survived, is a gorgeous stone-lithograph image and one of the most sought after movie posters of any era. The image of Karloff, as seen on this poster, with his flat head and bolts coming out of the neck, was the first such image that any audience laid eyes on. And it would become one of the most recognizable and iconographic images of a monster in the twentieth century. This beautiful copy has had minimal restoration which has included a small chip out of the right border next to the bride and extending very slightly into the solid color background. There was a piece out of the upper left and lower left border, neither extending into the artwork. There was some minor centerpoint and fold line touch up. There was minor penciling on the image which, when the poster was washed and deacidified, was removed without any problem. The piece has been beautifully linen backed and restored.The colors on this piece are as vibrant as the day it was printed over seven decades ago.This poster is an amazing piece of history to behold. Very Fine+ on Linen.

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