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    The Phantom of the Opera (Universal, 1925). Insert (14" X 36"). Lon Chaney stars as the vengeful composer, who lives in the catacombs under an Opera house in Paris, in what is certainly his most famous and horrifying role. The film was shot in 1923, but was shelved for nearly two years before it was released. Many of the top executives at Universal didn't think the film would do very well, but they were wrong. The film was a tremendous success at the box office and became the prototype for the horror film cycle at Universal during the 1930s. The unmasking scene still ranks as one of the most shocking of the horror genre. There were surface creases, tears, border chips, small holes, and some paper loss in the upper left corner. The poster has had professional restoration and conservation, correcting these defects. Offered here is a scarce opportunity to acquire an ultra-rare poster for this Universal Horror classic. Fine on Paper.

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    November, 2007
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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