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    Frankenstein (Universal, 1931). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Originally released shortly after Todd Browning's unexpectedly successful "Dracula" in 1931, "Frankenstein" was the second film in the annals of Universal's classic monster movies. Shot on a budget of less than $300,000, "Frankenstein" helped immensely to bring Universal back on track in 1931, at a time when the studio was writing nothing but red ink. In retrospect it is clear that these films not only saved the studio at the time, but also became an integral part of popular culture for generations to come. Even today, almost 70 years after the original release, everyone is familiar with Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster. Offered in this lot is the card referred to by collector's as the "torture" card. The card depicts Dwight Frye as Dr. Frankenstein's hunchback assistant, shoving the end of a flaming torch in the monster's (Karloff) face. This treatment is what prompts the monster to break free and terrorize the Bavarian community. This card has been cleaned and has had the lower right corner replaced. It had has two cracks repaired which run up through the image, and has had minor dings and pinholes repaired. Fine.

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    July, 2004
    17th Saturday
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