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    The Mummy (Universal, 1933). British Mandate Palestine Poster (24.5" X 37").
    Unique hardly begins to describe this magnificent British Mandate Palestine poster from Universal's classic horror tale. Hot off of the success of Frankenstein, Boris Karloff took to the screen as the Egyptian high priest Imhotep, who returns to life after thousands of years when his tomb is disturbed. Horror proved to be a less than popular genre amongst those in British Mandate Palestine (pre-independence Israel). Therefore, only one print of the film was imported in November 1933 and distributed throughout the area. The print first screened at the Eden cinema in Tel Aviv, which is where this gorgeous poster originates. It showcases a breathtaking image similar to that of the original U.S. one sheet, in which Karloff is seen as the bandaged Imhotep. The number of posters printed in Palestine for the film is estimated to be a mere 30 to 40. Due to the lack of interest in the genre, as well as the rough environment, it is fair to say this poster is most likely the only one in existence. Heritage is proud to offer this incredibly rare poster for the first and possibly only time. It shows a crease and stain in the lower border, a stain from the left border that goes through the title, bleedthrough in the upper border from tape on the verso, minor creasing in the borders, and some fold wear. Despite these issues, this poster displays very well, and is a true gem that would no doubt make for the center piece of any collection. Folded, Fine+.


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