Dracula (Universal, R-1939). Fine- on Paper. Lobby...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionDracula (Universal, R-1939). Fine- on Paper. Lobby Card (11" X 14").
In 1930, Universal was a struggling studio, desperate for a hit. Taking a chance on an adaptation of a popular Broadway play, Carl Laemmle Jr. acquired the film rights to Bram Stoker's immortal novel and brought Dracula to the silver screen in 1931. Not only was the film a sensation, but it made an overnight superstar of Bela Lugosi and ushered in the Golden Age of Universal Horror. Beginning in 1938, the studio capitalized on their massive success by re-releasing their popular pictures several times over the decades, with this being only our second reissue card from 1939. This card has had partial restoration to edge wear, pinholes, mild tears, and small corner chips. There is also some touchup to thin surface scuffs and faint stains in the interior. Some of these issues are still visible, and the borders have been airbrushed. Fine- on Paper.
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.
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