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    Island of Lost Souls (Paramount, 1933). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). To find a suitable actress for the role of Lota the Panther Woman in this first filmed version of H.G. Wells' "The Island of Dr. Moreau," a nationwide talent search was launched. That search would eventually lead to 20-year-old Kathleen Burke, a fashion model since the age of 13. An impressive debut, it would lead to starring roles in such classics as "The Lives of a Bengal Lancer," and "The Last Outpost." That's her in this ultra rare lobby card, promoting a film that's part horror story and part science fiction. As she was a complete unknown at the time, she received billing in all of the poster art as simply 'The Panther Woman.' That's Richard Arlen on the right, the lucky man that Charles Laughton hoped to 'mate' with her. Only a very fixable staple mark in the center field of the poster and a very minor upper left corner bump keep this from a higher grade. Excellent original color enhances this already great card. Very Fine+.

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