Bedlam (RKO, 1946). Fine/Very Fine on Linen. Three...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionBedlam (RKO, 1946). Fine/Very Fine on Linen. Three Sheet (41.5" X 79").
The Bethlem Royal Hospital of London was once known as Bedlam and is the world's oldest psychiatric hospital (founded in 1403). In making this picture, producer Val Lewton tried to be as historically accurate as possible concerning the conditions in this historic asylum, resulting in one of his best films. This three sheet boasts eerie artwork of a gaunt, leering Boris Karloff in one of his most compelling performances. That's lovely Anna Lee in the top left of the poster. Repairs have been made to slight edge and fold wear, some fold separations, pinholes, and mild creases. There were moderate tears and small chips in the lower folds, as well as in the images at the bottom. The poster also had a tear extending from the left border into the "B" of "Bedlam." Fine/Very Fine on Linen.
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.
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