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    Cat People (RKO, 1942). Insert (14" X 36").
    It was the beginning of an era for RKO Studios as they ventured into the genre dominated for so many years by Universal: the horror film. The studio assigned producer Val Lewton the daunting task of making these films on a shoestring budget, and he chose to recruit the master of suspense, Jacques Tourneur, to direct his projects. Their first effort, Cat People, was a huge success and defined the style later copied in many of RKO's subsequent horrors. This very rare insert has mild fold wear, a minor stain in the left border, soft surface scuffs in the cat's image, pinholes in top corners and "O" of "People," and a fold split on the left side of the middle fold. There is also paper tape over a small chip in the upper right corner, a slight bit of surface paper loss in the top border, cellophane tape along the folds on the verso, and minor touchup to the upper and lower folds. Folded, Fine/Very Fine.


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