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    Cat People (RKO, 1942). 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, such as inventing the now popular "Lewton Bus" technique. 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. There are several cards with light creasing and smudging at the borders, soft scuffing, small pieces of cellophane tape on the verso, and one card has a tear in the left border. The title card has edge wear with rounded corners and small tears, printing on the back with slight bleedthrough, mild toning, and pinholes in the image area that have been colored in with ink. There are small paper lifts on the title card and one scene card. Fine+.


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2017
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
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