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    Frankenstein (Universal, 1931). Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    The iconic struggle between mortal man (Colin Clive) and his unnatural creation (Boris Karloff) is captured perfectly on this sublime lobby card from the all-time classic adaptation of Mary Shelly's allegorical novel. Based on the success of Dracula in February 1931, Carl Laemmle was convinced that the horror genre would not only succeed, but also bring fame and fortune to his studio. The director, James Whale, spotted Karloff at the studio commissary and immediately put his name down for the role, as the actor's tall and gaunt appearance was exactly what Whale envisioned for the legendary monster. Together, they created a picture that can only be described as a Hollywood legend. The film made Karloff an international star, and, along with Dracula, spawned an entire era of monster mania. A beautiful piece, this lobby card has received skilled touchup to address pinholes in the corners, a minor tear in the left border, a tiny chip in the upper border, and a small crease to the right with archival tape on the verso. Another tear extends from the right border into the background, but has been excellently repaired. The borders have been airbrushed, with touchup to the title and parts of the blue border. Fine/Very Fine.




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    November, 2017
    18th-19th Saturday-Sunday
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