The Mummy's Ghost (Universal, 1944). Fine/Very Fine on Lin...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionThe Mummy's Ghost (Universal, 1944). Fine/Very Fine on Linen. One Sheet (27.25" X 40.75").
After the success of the original The Mummy in 1932, and highly profitable runs of other sequels to horror features, Universal embarked on a new Mummy series in 1940 with Tom Tyler taking over the role Boris Karloff made famous. The Mummy's Hand followed, of which a copy of the one sheet is offered in this auction. In 1942, Tyler was out as Universal wanted to promote their new horror star, Lon Chaney Jr., and cast him as the Mummy Kharis in the final three films. This one sheet features a wonderful image of Chaney as the Mummy with a great title treatment overlaying an Egyptian sarcophagus, as well as a fantastic full-body shot of leading lady and pin-up model Ramsay Ames. Exceptional restoration has rendered many of the poster's previous issues unnoticeable, having corrected slight edge and fold wear, mild fold separations, thin creases, and pinholes. Also addressed were a few small chips and tears in the borders, as well as some paper loss in the right border that extended slightly into Chaney's finger. The borders have been mostly airbrushed. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.
Estimate: $6,000 - $12,000.
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