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    The Bride of Frankenstein (Universal, 1935). Full-Bleed Swedish One Sheet (27" X 39.25").
    James Whale's sequel to his 1931 masterpiece Frankenstein quickly became a classic in its own right, surpassing the original in many ways. Boris Karloff and Colin Clive return as the monster and his maker, and Ernest Thesiger is pure genius as the mad Dr. Pretorius. Dr. Frankenstein is torn between his new bride Elizabeth (Valerie Hobson) and his desire to continue his gruesome experiments with Pretorius. When Frankenstein is blackmailed into creating another monster, the Bride is born, played beautifully by Elsa Lanchester who also stars in a dual role as the narrator Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. The superb makeup by Jack Pierce, gothic sets, and powerful performances by the stars, make this a flawless masterpiece. To say that paper from this film is popular with movie poster connoisseurs is an incredible understatement, as Heritage has recently sold an Argentinean and a Belgian poster on the title for $11,000 and $20,000 respectively. This Swedish one sheet boosts artwork by Fuchs, who had a prodigious career producing posters that also included pieces for The Invisible Ray, My Man Godfrey, Pack Up Your Troubles, 20th Century and Show Boat. Fuchs was brilliant with profiles and shadows, as seen in this image of the monster and his mate set off by garish shades of yellow and green. The poster displays well after touchup to pinholes in the borders/corner background. Very Fine on Linen.


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    November, 2015
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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