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    Freaks (Excelsior, R-1949). CGC Graded Lobby Card Set of 8 (11" X 14").
    When the film was originally released in 1932 by MGM, Freaks caused such a horrific sensation that MGM thought the best course of action was to pull it from release. Tod Browning, the film's director, had become one of the studios leading directors at MGM having worked with their premiere star Lon Chaney for years. And even after Chaney's death, Browning would direct other classic horror films like Dracula. MGM, eager to capitalize on the horror trend in the cinema let Browning loose with Freaks, but was shocked at what the director delivered. The film used real-life circus sideshow performers and it was too much for the public to handle. The film sat in the MGM vault until 1949 when an enterprising distributor, Dwain Esper, secured the rights for a re-release. And the rest, as they say, was history, as the film has gone on to become one of the most important films in the horror genre and has attained cult status. As original paper from Freaks from 1932 is almost impossible to find, anything from the 1949 re-release is eagerly sought after and this set is in unused condition and features some of the film's more lurid images. Each card is CGC graded. Seven are graded 9.8, and one is graded 9.6. Overall CGC graded 9.8, Near Mint/Mint.

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    July, 2013
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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