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    The Wolf Man (Universal, 1941). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Lon Chaney made his mark in the cinema with this entry in the Universal horror series. Although he had appeared in "Man Made Monster" the prior year, and under the name Lon Chaney Jr., he decided to drop the Jr. and continue in his father's footsteps of making a career as the new "Man of a Thousand Faces." Under Jack Pierce's incredible makeup, Chaney became the screen's greatest werewolf. This makeup had been tested on Henry Hull in 1935's "Werewolf of London," but a less hirsute version was eventually decided on for that role. By 1941, the studio decided that the country was ready for a real Wolf Man and created a legend in the process. Although lobbies and one sheets have turned up over the years, this half sheet poster is exceptionally scarce. It is also quite nice graphically and is considered superior to the one sheet. The poster has been paper-backed but no other restoration was done. The poster still shows wear to the borders and a few tears which go into the green background. There are also some scratches within the background and chips off of the edges. This poster would restore very easily and nicely. Very Good+ on Paper.

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