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    The Ghost of Frankenstein (Realart, R-1948). Very Fine- on Linen. Three Sheet (41" X 80.5"
    By the time of this fourth entry in the Universal horror series, Boris Karloff had decided to give up monster roles in favor of his wonderful mad doctor turns. Basil Rathbone was busy being Sherlock Holmes, so the part of his famous monster creator from Son of Frankenstein, Wolf, was rewritten as his son, Ludwig. Cedric Hardwicke took over the mad scientist role from Rathbone and the series continued. Reports from the set told of how the makeup man, try as he may, just could not make the prosthetics originally formed for Karloff fit on a slighter Lon Chaney Jr. Touchup on this three sheet has been applied at the folds for small tears, crossfold chips, and some vertical misfolding, as well as a chip with a mild tear and small nicks in the right border. There has also been some light restoration in the bottom border at the fold. Still visible are faint surface scuffs, light stains and smudges, and the text in the bottom right corner has been partially crossed out. The panels do not completely overlap. One of only two known copies of this stunning three sheet. Very Fine- on Linen.


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    November, 2019
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
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