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    Cat People (RKO, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41") William Rose Artwork.
    Horror film poster collectors will be pleased to see this highly coveted one sheet from producer Val Lewton. It remains one of the moodiest and most suspenseful films to define the horror genre. Simone Simon portrays a woman who believes she will turn into a black panther if she becomes emotionally aroused. But when she meets Kent Smith, she falls in love anyway and eventually marries him. Smith fears that Simon's mental condition is straining their marriage and sends her to a psychiatrist. It's then that Simon believes another woman is interfering in her life and she resorts to the only way she knows to defend her relationship. The film was directed to perfection by Jacques Tourneur who used shadows to create suspense and deliberately avoided the special effects that would confirm if Simon really had the ability to turn herself into a cat or not. To this day, Cat People is considered a masterpiece of the genre and the posters, which are just as mysterious as the film with William Rose's eerie artwork, are among the most sought after. Professional restoration has applied touchup to the folds and addressed some chips and tears at the edges and folds. The borders were trimmed and have since been replaced, and the white background and credit area have been airbrushed. Fine on Linen.




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