The Ghost of Frankenstein (Universal, 1942). Fine+.Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionThe Ghost of Frankenstein (Universal, 1942). Fine+. Title Lobby Card (11" X 14").
Poster collectors always keep an eye out for the coveted title lobby card from this Universal horror classic starring Lon Chaney Jr. in his only appearance as Frankenstein's Monster. Although the horror genre had been flagging since the late 1930s, the astounding success of The Wolf Man caused the studio to revive the Frankenstein franchise, dormant since 1939. The excellent cast for this film includes Bela Lugosi, reprising his role as Ygor, in addition to Sir Cedric Hardwicke and Lionel Atwill, making this title card a top pick. Professional touchup has addressed creases, pinholes, some surface scuffs and scratches in the image, and small tears, in addition to a tear that extends through the Monster's head nearly to the "W" of "New." Slight edge wear is still visible, along with faint stains and smudges. Parts of the verso and the border have been airbrushed, and some of the airbrushing in the border has cracked. The corrections made have rendered this title lobby card ready for display.
Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000.
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