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    The Terror (Warner Brothers, 1928). Trimmed Window Card (14" X 19").
    Roy Del Ruth's The Terror has the distinction of being recognized as the first all-talking horror film ever made. Utilizing the Vitaphone sound on disc system, in which the sound was recorded on 33 1/3 rpm discs to be played on a turntable, theater owners had to physically match the sound with the projected film. Because some theaters were not equipped to play Vitaphone discs, sound and silent versions of the picture were produced. Unfortunately, there are no known complete prints, and the film is considered lost. However, there is a Vitaphone disc from the film preserved at the UCLA Film and Television Archive. This incredibly rare window card was used by a theater utilizing the Vitaphone system, as it features a Vitaphone stamp. Paper from the title is scarce, and this is the first time Heritage has offered a poster from the film. Featuring a haunting image with portraits of the cast, including May McAvoy, the imprint area of the window card has been trimmed. There is staining in the borders and lower image, a bent lower left corner with tape on the verso, a small nick in the right border, a very minor spot of surface paper loss in the lower left corner, and some ink residue in the title from the Vitaphone stamp. Fine.

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