Dracula (Realart, R-1951). Very Fine-. Lobby Card ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionDracula (Realart, R-1951). Very Fine-. Lobby Card Set of 8 (11" X 14").
It's Heritage's first time to offer a complete lobby card set from Realart's 1951 reissue of Tod Browning's landmark horror film, which many collectors would say far surpasses Universal's original cards in visual aesthetics. Filled to the brim with bright, eye-catching colors, the cards feature several images of Bela Lugosi as the famed undead Count, as well as Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye, Edward Sloan, and Frances Dade. Horror fans are always on the lookout for these cards, with these particular examples showing general wear like a few creases, small tears, pinholes, as well as unobtrusive stains and smudges. The title card has a minute corner chip in the lower left. The number 2 card has received professional touchup to a small tear in the right side, a minor chip in the upper border, and a few unobtrusive stains. The number 3 and 4 lobby cards show some staining and smudges near and in their lower borders. Light touchup has been applied to a tear on the number 8 card, which also has a couple of pieces of archival tape on the verso. Most of the cards have paper tape remnants on the versos, but this does not affect the vibrant images on the front.
Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000.
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