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    Dracula (Universal, R-1938). Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    In 1930, Universal was a struggling studio, desperate for a hit. Taking a chance on an adaptation of a popular Broadway play, Carl Laemmle Jr. acquired the film rights to Bram Stoker's immortal novel about an aristocratic vampire, and brought Dracula to the silver screen in 1931. Not only was the film a sensation, but it made an overnight superstar of Bela Lugosi and ushered in the Golden Age of Universal Horror. Paper from this landmark film is always in high demand, and we anticipate heavy bidding action on this incredible early re-release card. Prior to expert professional restoration, this card had a crease and a small tear in the top border, a top left corner bend, a tear in the top border just going into the image area, and pinholes in the corners, but these slight flaws have been rendered virtually invisible. You'd be hard pressed to find a better image of Lugosi as the Transylvanian count! Fine+.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2009
    23rd-25th Thursday-Saturday
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