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1p031 MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE S2 recreation 1sh 2000 great art of spookiest Bela Lugosi & ape!

Date Sold 11/6/2018
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An Unfolded S2 Re-Creation One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm]) (Learn More)

Edgar Allan Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue, the 1932 Robert Florey Universal crime horror mystery thriller (based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe; set in Paris) starring Bela Lugosi ("Dracula himself as Dr. Mirakle"), Sidney Fox ("Star of 'Strictly Dishonorable'"), Leon Ames (billed as "Leon Waycoff"), Bert Roach, Brandon Hurst, Noble Johnson (as Janos, The Black One), D'arcy Corrigan, Arlene Francis, Iron Eyes Cody, Joe Bonomo (famous early strongman, as one of the gorillas, and he also played a gorilla in 1929's "King of the Kongo"!), and Charles Gemora (as Erik the Gorilla; and amazingly, he reprised this role when the movie was remade by Warner Bros in 1954, 22 years later!). Note that this movie is considered to have been the consolation prize for Florey and Lugosi after they were replaced as director and star on "Frankenstein" by Universal. Note that starting in 1929 and continuing into the 1940s, Charles Gemora played gorillas in many movies, likely because he owned a gorilla suit, and could do a somewhat convincing job portraying a gorilla. Just a few years later, Ray 'Crash' Corrigan would also start playing gorillas, and no doubt they competed for roles in every movie requiring a gorilla!
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Artist: Karoly Grosz
Important Added Info: This poster is from the "S2 Art Group". This company bought 100-year-old lithograph presses, completely refurbished them, and created stone slabs that allowed them to make nearly perfect replicas of classic movie posters (and in some cases making a stone litho version of a poster that was not originally a stone litho!). They were printed in exactly the same way the posters were originally printed (re-creating them down to the finest detail within the art, and even including the tiny writing from the bottom of the poster). These posters were printed between 1997 and 2003, and were NOT printed when the movies were originally released. It is super high quality and measures 27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm] (Learn More). IMPORTANT! Note that the S2 Art Group also had a lower quality 24" x 36" series of one-sheet recreations that retailed for $49 each, but are NOT stone lithographs. The recreation offered here one of the high quality recreations this company did, and is a true stone lithograph. It will look incredible on the new owner's wall, and it will sell for a fraction of the cost of the first release poster with the same image, and will sell for a fraction of the price of that first release poster!

Condition: fine. The S2 Re-Creation poster is in excellent condition!
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