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1d001 INVISIBLE MAN linen French 31x47 '33 James Whale, incredible different Fiora fx art!

Date Sold 5/6/2012
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked French Large Movie Poster (31x47; measures 31 1/4" x 47 1/4" [79 x 120 cm]) (Learn More)

The Invisible Man, the classic 1933 James Whale (billed as "James Whale who directed Frankenstein") Universal fantasy horror thriller ("Carl Laemmle presents H.G. Wells' Fantastic Sensation"; "Screen play by R.C. Sheriff"; based on the novel by H.G. Wells; about a man who invents a potion that makes him invisible, but it also makes him go insane) starring Claude Rains (in the title role as the Invisible Man), Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Dudley Digges, Henry Travers, and Una O'Connor
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Artist: Fiora
Important Added Info: How many times do you ever see ANY pre-war French Universal horror posters offered for auction or sale? Unless you are a super human person who has contact with people I have never met who have posters I have never seen, then probably almost never! This is an incredibly rare opportunity to purchase an original 1933 French poster from The Invisible Man, and it is a size that will fit in anyone's home! I am already envious of the new owner of this poster!

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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: very good. The poster had some bits of paper loss at the top and bottom right crossfolds. There were some tiny scuffs on parts of the foldlines. There was a circular stain in the lower left in the bottom of the coat (in the solid white background). There were some very tiny tears in the borders. There were a few scuffs scattered in the solid colored areas. Overall, the poster was in very good condition prior to linenbacking. The poster was backed onto a thin linen with no excess and very slight restoration. Certainly, I would think that any collector would be happy to display this poster exactly as it is, but of course, it could also be re-backed.
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