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    The Bride of Frankenstein (Universal, 1935). Fine/Very Fine. Window Card (14" X 22").




    A format so rare that it has never before found its way to our auction block, Heritage takes the greatest pleasure in presenting this fantastic window card for one of the greatest horror movies ever made. Few sequels ever gain the same acclaim as their predecessors, and even fewer can be considered superior to the original. Although expected to coast on the popularity of the box office sensation that was the 1931 Frankenstein, no one could have predicted the profound popularity of its successor. Least of all the picture's director, James Whale, who only begrudgingly took the helm on the project. Little did he know that his wry mixture of gothic horror, a continuation of Mary Shelley's thought provoking philosophy, and dark camp comedy would become his masterpiece. This incredible window card is a magnificent find for collectors, boasting a fantastic full-color image otherwise only found on the film's style H three sheet. Front and center, of course, is Boris Karloff in his second incarnation of Mary Shelly's reanimated creation, flanked by leading lady Valerie Hobson and the titular Bride, Elsa Lanchester. In a clever motif, the card frames the characters with a colorful rendering of the Bride's iconic, normally monochromatic coiffure. The card once had a couple of pinholes, a minor tear at the bottom, and some surface wear in the interior, but these issues have been rendered invisible from professional restoration. Also addressed were a crease and staining in the imprint area and part of the upper image. The borders and imprint area have been airbrushed. The card has not been further repaired in any way and the colors are untouched on the image. The catalog description is in error. Altogether, these repairs have created a beautiful finished product perfect for display. Fine/Very Fine.




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    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
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