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    Phantom of the Opera (Universal, 1943). Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    In 1943, Universal decided to remake the film that had launched their popular horror franchise, returning to Gaston Leroux's classic novel about a disfigured madman who haunts the sewers below the Paris Opera House. Cast as Erique, the Phantom, in the role that made Lon Chaney an immortal superstar, was Claude Rains, who had proved his talent for bizarre characterizations in his first film, The Invisible Man (1932), and had since become a major star in his own right. The result was a picture that, while similar to the Chaney original, was far more than a slavish remake, and remains a genre favorite to this day. Offered here is a beautiful lobby card for this great film, which features Rains and the lovely Susanna Foster as Christine Dubois, the rising young opera singer who becomes the object of Erique's ardor. In virtually unimprovable condition, we're confident that you will never find a nicer copy of this wonderful card. Mint.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2009
    23rd-25th Thursday-Saturday
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