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    The Ghost Ship (RKO, 1943). One Sheet (27" X 41"). RKO Producer Val Lewton produced some the eeriest films from the WWII era including such classics as "Cat People" and "I Walked with a Zombie." This small film, set aboard a ship, stars Richard Dix as a psychopathic captain who controls this ship to the point of killing some of the crew. Interestingly, Lewton was sued shortly after this film opened. He and RKO were charged with plagiarizing a script that had been offered to him. The court ruled against him and the film was pulled from circulation and not seen for almost fifty years. There is wear on the fold lines with a touch of paper loss at the intersections, extra fold lines and creases, and several small tears and holes. The conservation and restoration has greatly minimized these defects. The artwork done for most of the early to mid forties Lewton productions is some of the most desirable material in the poster collecting hobby. This poster was most likely executed by artist William Rose. Fine on Linen.

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    November, 2004
    18th Thursday
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