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    Cat People (RKO, R-1952). One Sheet (27.5" X 41").
    The first of three legendary collaborations between producer Val Lewton and director Jacques Tourneur, this creepy, atmospheric classic is the story of Irena Dubrovna (Simone Simon), a mysterious and exotic beauty, who meets and marries Oliver Reed (Kent Smith). Unfortunately, Irena is the victim of a curse which turns her into a killing beast whenever emotionally aroused. Filmed on a very restrictive budget, this film re-uses sets from Orson Welles's production, The Magnificent Ambersons. Simon is seductively frightening on this avidly collected one sheet that's benefited from expert restoration. The top and bottom borders have been replaced, and touchup applied to the folds, pinholes in the borders and background, and small paper loss at one crossfold. The piece now displays nicely. Fine on Linen.


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