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    The Vampire Bat (Majestic, 1933). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Small-time Majestic Pictures got on the horror bandwagon after Universal's success with Dracula and Frankenstein to produce their own version of the Prince of Darkness legend. It appears that flying, blood-sucking creatures have returned to the European village of Kleinschloss. Detective Karl Brettschneider (Melvyn Douglas) is skeptical, but resolves to find who or what is behind the rash of murders that have swept the village. A pre-King Kong Fay Wray provides the love interest. This early horror one sheet has a Netherlands censor stamp with color transfer at the bottom. It had pinholes in the borders, a 6" tear at the top center edge, fold wear and crossfold separation, a large chip in the lower right (with some paper still missing) and upper right corners, a small chip on the lower right border, and paper surface loss at the top right with a corner chip, all carefully repaired through expert restoration to produce a beautiful example of early horror genre poster art. Very Good/Fine on Linen.


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