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    The Body Snatcher (RKO, 1945). Fine on Linen. One Sheet (27" X 41") William Rose Artwork.
    Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi join forces once again for this RKO horror classic, loosely based on a story by Robert Louis Stevenson. Val Lewton, producer of such cult classics as Cat People and I Walked with a Zombie, helped adapt the screenplay with Robert Wise directing. Dr. Wolfe MacFarlane (Henry Daniell) is a surgeon experimenting on corpses, dug up by his henchman John Gray (Karloff). With its ghoulish illustration of Karloff by artist William Rose, this terrific one sheet will make a prized possession for any horror buff. This poster has had touchup applied to the folds, pinholes in the corners, and small tears. There were also some mild chips in the lower crossfold and in the borders, as well as a couple of tears off of the vertical fold in Karloff's face. Some of these issues are still visible. There are a few unaddressed paper lifts, mild toning, and a tape stain in the lower right corner. The linen has been trimmed to the borders and very slightly into the right edge of the poster. Fine on Linen.


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    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
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