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    Werewolf of London (Realart, R-1951). One Sheet (26.75" X 41.75").
    In creating the look of the werewolf for this picture (the first werewolf ever to be seen on the silver screen), ace make-up artist Jack Pierce - responsible for the look of some of Universal's greatest monsters - originally settled on a more hirsute version, one that looked very much like the make-up eventually used in The Wolf Man (1941). Reportedly, star Henry Hull begged off wearing the make-up, as its application was exceptionally time consuming, so a less hairy version was created at his request. In spite of the make-up revision, the result was a classic film that continues to thrill and entertain viewers to this day. As with all of the Universal monster pictures, demand for paper from this movie is extremely high, including the reissue posters. The borders have been airbrushed to address missing paper in top border, and surface paper loss in the left border. Touchup has been applied to the folds, and there is a small vertical crease still visible near the werewolf's arm. Fine+ on Linen.


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