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    The Return of the Vampire (Columbia, 1943). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Bela Lugosi dons the cape and fangs of the vampire - not as Dracula, but as Count Armand Tesla, since Universal still controlled the rights to Bram Stoker's creation - in this classic horror film. When his tomb is inadvertently opened during the London Blitz, Tesla recruits a talking werewolf (Matt Willis) to serve him as he embarks on a new reign of terror. Lugosi is marvelous and menacing on this spine tingling one sheet, his hand clawing at the air, seemingly with a mind all its own. Co-stars Willis and Frieda Inescort also make a terrifying impression as beauty and the beast in the bottom left of the poster. With rich color and only small paper loss at the cross folds, and a chip in the top left corner, which have been lightly touched up, this piece is beckoning all horror fanatics to bid! Fine/Very Fine on Linen.




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    November, 2011
    18th-19th Friday-Saturday
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