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Auction History Result

Lot #: #005 ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN insert movie poster R56!

Date Sold 12/18/2004
Sold For: Login or Register to see sold price.
Appears in Vintage Hollywood Posters 8
CATALOG SOLD OUT

The image at right appears in the auction catalog we published as shown above and was sold long ago and we do NOT have it available for purchase.



A 1956 Realart Re-Release Vintage Theatrical Paperbacked Insert Movie Poster (measures 14" x 36") (Learn More)

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (released in other English-speaking countries as "Abbott and Costello Meet the Ghosts"), the 1948 Charles T. Barton monster horror spoof comedy ("It's a grand New idea for FUN!"; the eighth Universal Frankenstein movie, and this time they added their #1 comedy team to both liven up the series, and to inject comedy; many people fondly remember this as their favorite of the 1940s Frankenstein movies!; "JEEPERS! The CREEPERS are after BUD and LOU!"; "The LAUGHS are MONSTERous! Bud and Lou are in a stew when they tangle with the TITANS of TERROR!"; "The monsters of menace vs the masters of Mirth!") starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello (Abbott and Costello), Lon Chaney Jr. ("The Wolf Man played by Lon Chaney"), Bela Lugosi (returning as Dracula after being long absent from the role; "Dracula played by Bela Lugosi"), Glenn Strange (in the title role, again playing the Frankenstein monster; "The Monster played by Glenn Strange"), Lenore Aubert, Jane Randolph, Frank Ferguson, and Vincent Price (in a cute cameo, as the voice of The Invisible Man at the end of the movie!)
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Important Added Info: Note that this poster has been paperbacked. This means the poster was backed onto a board backing (acid-free), that is similar in feel to that of the original poster (except somewhat heavier). It is a similar process to linenbacking, except that most collectors use linenbacking for one-sheets and paperbacking for half-sheets, inserts, window cards, and lobby cards.

Condition: very good. prior to paperbacking, there were a few very light water stains throughout the image, and a very few creases, smudges, and small tears around the edges of the poster. The poster was really expertly restored, and the above defects have been rendered virtually invisible, plus it is difficult to see that any restoration has been done! Yet, because only the exact areas of the defects were restored, the poster in no way has a "painted over" look to it. I can't imagine a collector who would not be happy to display this poster on their wall!
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