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    The Invisible Man (Realart, R-1947). One Sheet (27" X 41"). After the enormous success of Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), and The Mummy (1932), Universal Studios turned to a classic novel by Herbert George Wells for the next entry in their horror series. Written in 1897, The Invisible Man is the story of an ambitious young scientist whose experiments in light refraction go horribly awry. The role of Jack Griffin, the title character, went to a young, virtually unknown stage actor who had only appeared in one previous film, 13 years earlier, named Claude Rains, the first and only choice of director James Whale. Although he is only seen in the final few moments of the film, Rains turns in a bravura performance, and one that instantly shot him to the top of Hollywood's A list, much as Dracula and Frankenstein had made instant stars of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, respectively. The movie contains many memorable images, including one of the greatest special effects sequences of the early cinema, in which Rains disrobes before an astonished group of onlookers, revealing himself to be totally invisible. Offered here is a beautiful one sheet from the Realart re-release of this picture. Intensely dramatic, this stunning piece shows Rains both with his wrappings and without, as, by 1947, he was a huge and very bankable star. This poster had crossfold separation at the top and bottom fold lines, small corner chips in the top and bottom left, pinholes in the top and bottom right corners, and a paper scuff on the Invisible Man's face, but professional restoration has expertly addressed these issues. Additionally, there has been some airbrushing to the title area. The result is a classic poster you will be proud to display. Fine on Linen.

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