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    Hunchback of Notre Dame (Universal, 1923). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Lon Chaney, known as The Man of a Thousand Faces, certainly put his skills to use when Universal cast him as the lead in their version of Victor Hugo's immortal classic. Along with his makeup, Chaney strapped a hump weighing 40 pounds to his back, and wore a harness weighing another 30. The film is a legend and single-handedly started the entire horror series of films that would become a staple at Universal Pictures. In the entire set of cards there are only two that feature Chaney as Quasimodo, and this is the better of the two, with Chaney being crowned the prince of fools. This card has a faint stain on the lower border, light border toning and a slight crease in the upper portion of the graphics. Many consider this the best card of the set with Chaney being crowned the prince of fools. Very Fine.

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