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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 fit the mysterious mood with William Rose's eerie artwork, are among the most sought after. There have been professional corrections to fold wear, a couple of small crossfold chips, horizontal creases, and mild tape lifts in the left and right borders. The interior is well restored, and the beautiful presentation of the poster is unaffected by unaddressed pinholes in the borders and tears in the lower right corner. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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