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    The Curse of the Cat People (RKO, 1944). Six Sheet (79" X 81.5").
    Producer Val Lewton's most personal film was intended to be titled Amy and Her Friend (RKO executives insisted on the name change), in reference to six-year-old Amy Reed (Ann Carter) and the relationship she has with the ghost of her dead mother, Irena (Simone Simon). Lewton as a child had lived in the same type of fantasy world, with his own imaginary friends and a magic mailbox tree similar to the one in the film. His wife believed that he never did fully return to the real world when he grew up. The strained relationship between Amy and her father (Kent Smith) is a reflection of the real life uneasiness between Lewton and his daughter, Nina. Heritage is proud to present the only known copy of the six sheet for this important title. Professional restoration has addressed a small chip near the whiskers of the cat, and a few small chips where the sections meet. There was a tear at the lower left corner. Some touchup has been applied to the folds. Wonderful artwork unlike that on any of the other paper for the title. Very Fine on Linen.




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    Auction Dates
    March, 2017
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
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