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    Spook Show (1950s). Stock Poster (38" X 58").
    "Spook Shows" were a popular pastime across the U.S. from the 1940s through the late 1960s. The shows consisted of comedy infused magic and illusions, the "Blackout Sequence" -- in a pitch black theater audiences saw glowing apparitions appear and fly over their heads and skeletons dance and tell jokes on stage, and a Feature Film such as Creature From the Black Lagoon or Frankenstein vs Dracula. A unique find, this is the first Spook Show poster Heritage has presented. All the requisite ghouls are present -- a skeleton, ghost, witch, black cat, a Frankenstein Monster look-a-like, gremlin, and yes, bats! The color is spectacular, and the condition is surprising for such a large poster. Touchup was applied to small chips along the center vertical fold, a tear in the bottom border into the artwork, small chips at the lower right, and small chips in the right border near the top. Fine+ on Paper.


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    March, 2016
    26th-27th Saturday-Sunday
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