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    Murders in the Rue Morgue (Universal, 1932). Window Card (14" X 22").
    You can name on one hand, and have some fingers left, the list of important film poster artists from the classic 1930s period of top sci-fi/horror titles. Karoly Grosz simply goes to the head of the list. (All Quiet on the Western Front, Frankenstein, Dracula, The Old Dark House, The Invisible Man, The Mummy, and The Bride of Frankenstein, to name a few.) This is one of the few important titles where you can actually see his name signed in the plate. Posters on this title, especially in a completely unrestored state, are few and far between. It's a chilling pre-Code image of the lovely Sidney Fox, her skirt pulled above her knees, while the demonic Bela Lugosi glares at her from the shadows. Completely unrestored, it shows a chip at the top, a smaller one in the top right corner, and light edge wear at the bottom. There are two tears at the right border and one in the left, backed by archival tape. Certainly an exciting opportunity for the serious fan of the golden era of horror to bring a great poster home. Very Good/Fine.


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