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    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (Universal International, 1948). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B. By 1948, it was apparent that the Universal horror franchise was running out of steam (fantasy monsters just weren't as compelling as the real variety, e.g. the Nazis whom America had defeated just a few years earlier), but the studio sent its iconic creatures out in high style in this extravaganza, largely considered the end of the Golden Age of Horror. All the great creatures of yesteryear are here, including Dracula, the Wolfman, and Frankenstein's Monster, teamed with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. The result is movie magic, especially the performance of Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula, seen by many as his last great role before sliding into the tragic last phase of his life. Lugosi, as well as Lon Chaney Jr. as Larry Talbot/the Wolfman and Glenn Strange as the Monster, are all in fine form here, scaring the whimwhams out of poor Lou. As part of the Universal Horror series, paper from this picture is extremely desirable. This gorgeous half sheet had pinholes, mostly in the upper portion, an L-shaped tear in the upper left corner, small border tears, fold wear, and small chips in the lower right corner. After professional restoration, these slight flaws have been rendered almost invisible, making this a poster that will no doubt be accorded a place of honor in any collection. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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