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    Cat People (RKO, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41") William Rose Artwork.
    Val Lewton's career of producing horror films at RKO got off to a roaring start with this entry -- 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. After a while, 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 with her husband, and she resorts to defending her relationship the only way she can. Jacques Tourneur directs the film to perfection, using shadows to create suspense and deliberately avoiding the special effects that would confirm if Simon really had the ability to turn herself into a cat. 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. Prior to professional touchup, this poster showed fold wear, pinholes, creases, small tears, and mild border chips. Very Fine- on Linen.


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    April, 2018
    7th-8th Saturday-Sunday
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