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    The Strange Case of Captain Ramper (First National, 1928). Three Sheet (41" X 81").
    Paul Wegener, the pioneer German filmmaker who is perhaps best remembered for his role in the ground breaking science fiction film The Golem, co-wrote and starred in this little known fantasy/science-fiction film. Made in Germany as Ramper, the Beastman, this film tells the story of an Arctic aviator/explorer who crashes in the desolate regions of the North Pole, and in fifteen years time, turns into a fur-covered, wild beast who is unable to talk. He is discovered by a whaling ship and returned to civilization, only to be sold to a carnival side-show. An interesting bit of trivia concerning this film, is that it also featured German actor Max Schreck, of Nosferatu fame. The posters on this title have always been incredibly rare and this is the only three sheet that we are aware is in existence. An added bonus, it is well preserved for its age. The poster had fold and crossfold wear with small paper loss primarily in the vertical center fold. The borders had chipping and small tears and had been trimmed down irregularly by an inch or more. The professional restoration was done beautifully and the poster displays as such. This is an incredibly rare and early horror/fantasy film for which almost no American paper exists. Fine- on Linen.


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    November, 2011
    18th-19th Friday-Saturday
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