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    The Phantom of the Opera (Universal, 1925). Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    After the tremendous success of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Lon Chaney, The Man of a Thousand Faces, was the logical choice to portray the disfigured Erik, the Phantom of the Opera in the screen adaptation of Gaston Leroux's novel. Chaney would give his greatest performance in the film, and be remembered as the Phantom for the rest of his career. The film was a major hit and would convince executive Carl Laemmle to produce the Universal Horror series that would make the studio famous. This incredible "Catacombs" lobby card features Mary Philbin as "Christine," being led by the "Phantom" into the house on the underground lake. Vibrant color and very nice condition make this an amazingly rare find for discerning collectors. None of the cards from the set show the Phantom's face. There is a crease in the top border, writing on the verso that does not show through, and one light crease on the right side in the background. Very Fine-.


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    November, 2015
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