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    The Raven (Universal, 1935). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi were the kings of Universal horror films when they were cast in this adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's poem, "The Raven." And although the story line borrowed nothing from the poem except its title, the film was loaded with all sorts of depravity that would have made Poe proud and the film censors squeamish. The title card for this film is one of a handful known to exist and is among the most sought after titles in the pantheon of horror collecting. The borders have been airbrushed as has the red and white in the film's title. There was a five inch horizontal tear from the left border that stops next to Irene Ware's head. The torn area was folded back at one time leaving a fold line running vertical to the bottom of the card. There was a one inch tear in the top border going through Laemmle's name. The card also has some minor color touch ups to a few other areas, none of them significant. The card now appears to be in very fine condition and the colors remain vibrant. Very Good/Fine.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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