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    The Phantom of the Opera (Universal, 1925). Lobby Cards (2) (11" X 14").
    A Universal "Super Jewel" for 1925, this was one of the studio's most lavish and impressive productions. Based on the novel by Gaston Leroux, about a mad "ghost" that haunts the Paris Opera House, this film stars Lon Chaney in perhaps his most famous and recognizable role. As the deformed Erik, Chaney brings a palpable sense of pathos to the character that makes the entire film absolutely unforgettable. This exceptional lot features two very rare lobby cards from the original release of this picture, one featuring Arthur Edmund Carewe and Norman Kerry as they search the labyrinth of sewers below the Opera House for the deranged Erik (a crease in the right background). The second card shows Mary Philbin, Kerry, and Carewe (a light crease in the top border). Very Fine.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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