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    The Ghost of Frankenstein (Realart- R-1948). Three Sheet (41" X 80.5").
    By the time of this fourth entry in the Universal horror series, Boris Karloff had decided to give up monster roles in favor of his wonderful mad doctor turns. Basil Rathbone was busy being Sherlock Holmes, so the part of his famous monster creator from Son of Frankenstein, Wolf, was rewritten as his son, Ludwig. Cedric Hardwicke took over the mad scientist role from Rathbone and the series continued. Lon Chaney Jr. was the only actor on the Universal roster to appear as every "major" horror monster - including Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Mummy. Reports from the set told of how the makeup man, try as he may, just could not make the prosthetics originally formed for Karloff fit on a slighter Chaney. There was touchup on the folds for small tears, crossfold chips, and some vertical misfolding, as well as a chip with a mild tear and small nicks in the right border. There has also been some light restoration in the bottom border at the fold. Still visible are faint surface scuffs, light stains and smudge, and the text in the bottom right corner has been partially crossed out. The panels do not completely overlap. One of only two known copies of this stunning three sheet. Very Fine- on Linen.




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