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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (RKO, 1939). Folded, Very Fine-. One Sheet (27" X 41").
    This lush, haunting one sheet was inspired by the phenomenal and sympathetic portrayal Charles Laughton brings to Victor Hugo's bell-ringer, Quasimodo. The first incarnation of the tale in the sound era, the film presents a more bold approach to the legendary hunchback than the more monstrous character immortalized in 1923 by Lon Chaney. Laughton's Quasimodo is a gentle creature who falls in love with Maureen O'Hara's gypsy girl, Esmeralda. A scarce piece and sure to be an item of interest to collectors of any genre, this thematically moody one sheet only makes infrequent appearances at auction. Present are such issues as light edge and fold wear, minor fold separations, staple holes, and very small tears. The poster also shows a few faint stains, some of which are in Maureen O'Hara's image, as well as minute specks of white paint in the borders and interior. From the Theaters of Old Detroit Collection. Folded, Very Fine-.


    Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000.

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