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    Isle of the Dead (RKO, 1945). Italian 2 - Foglio (39.25" X 54.5").
    Set on a Greek isle during the First Balkan War, there is a quarantine on the island with the residents dying off, one by one. As they die, a young woman is accused of being a vorvolakas, a Greek folklore creature of the undead! The picture was a part of the Val Lewton horror series created at RKO during the 1940s. The films were known for their brilliant use of suspense, mood and atmosphere to create a horrific sensation. Boris Karloff and Ellen Drew (the accused girl) are featured on this Italian poster, the best of any posters created for this classic horror story with art by Rinaldo Geleng. Drew never looked more alluring and the use of the vampire bat over the portrait of Karloff is truly inspired. There is a top right corner bend, and touchup has been applied to the folds, tears in the upper background and near the folds, and pinholes in the borders. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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