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    Murders in the Rue Morgue (Universal, 1932). Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    Considered by many to be the first detective story, Edgar Allan Poe's short story is turned into a horror classic starring Bela Lugosi. Lugosi portrays a carnival showman/mad scientist, who kidnaps young women in order to mix their blood with his pet gorilla's. Leon Ames (billed as Leon Waycoff) is Pierre Dupin, a starving artist turned detective, who rescues his love Camille (Sidney Fox) from Lugosi's clutches. This fantastic lobby card features a carnival scene with dancing girls that was cut from the final film, at the insistence of censors. This professionally restored lobby card had pinholes in the borders, a trimmed left border, and missing right corners. There is a tiny chip in the bottom border that occurred after restoration. Paper from this title is scarce, making this extremely vibrant card an important collector's item. Very Good/Fine.


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    March, 2009
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