Cat People (RKO, 1942). Fine/Very Fine. Lobby Card...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionCat People (RKO, 1942). Fine/Very Fine. Lobby Card Set of 8 (11" X 14").
Creating terror from shadows and psychological suspense, director Jacques Tourneur's first full-fledged attempt at horror marked a turning point in the genre, proving that less can indeed be more when it comes to striking fear into an audience. The first of many frightening collaborations between Tourneur and producer Val Lewton, Cat People used several creative techniques on a shoestring budget to keep theatre-goers at the edge of their seats. The moody atmosphere of the movie transfers well to the film's title card, with Simone Simon's enigmatic, almost feline smile and clawed fingers illustrating the emotional split within her character. The cards show such signs of use as slight edge wear, mild creases, pinholes, and small tears and chips. There are also mostly faint stains and smudges. A few of the cards have pencil marks in the interior and there are some cards with pieces of paper tape on the verso.
Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000.
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