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    Werewolf of London (Realart, R-1951). Insert (14" X 36").
    In creating the look of the werewolf for this picture (the first werewolf ever to be seen on the silver screen), ace make-up artist Jack Pierce - responsible for the look of some of Universal's greatest monsters - originally settled on a more hirsute version, one that looked very much like the make-up eventually used in The Wolf Man (1941). Reportedly, star Henry Hull begged off wearing the make-up, as its application was exceptionally time consuming, so a less hairy version was created at his request. In spite of the make-up revision, the result was a classic film that continues to thrill and entertain viewers to this day. As with all of the Universal monster pictures, demand for paper from this movie is extremely high. The insert offered here had pinholes in the top and bottom corners, fold wear, a bend in the top right corner, creasing in the bottom corner, and a tear in the bottom border extending into the title area. After the application of expert professional restoration, these slight flaws have been rendered virtually invisible, making this a superlative addition to any collection. Very Fine- on Paper.


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2009
    20th-22nd Friday-Sunday
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