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Auction History Result

Lot #: VHP7 122 BLACK CAT glass lantern coming attraction slide '41 Bela Lugosi, Rathbone

Date Sold 7/11/2004
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Appears in Vintage Hollywood Posters 7
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.



An Original Vintage Theatrical Movie Glass Slide (measures 3 1/4" x 4") (Learn More)

The Black Cat, the 1941 Albert S. Rogell Universal inheritance horror mystery crime melodrama ("suggested by the story by Edgar Allen Poe"; about a rich old lady who is nearing the end of her life, and her greedy relatives show up ready to inherit, and one is not willing to wait any longer) starring Basil Rathbone, Hugh Herbert, Broderick Crawford (billed as "Brod Crawford"), Bela Lugosi, Gale Sondergaard, Anne Gwynne, Gladys Coopers, Cecilia Loftus, Claire Dodd, John Eldredge, and Alan Ladd (who had a tiny part, but was billed prominently in the movie's 1948 reissue, because he had risen to stardom in the interim!). Note that Universal had also made a movie with this name in 1934 with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, but this movie is not a remake of that movie.
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Note that we have provided two images at right for this glass slide. The first image is a high quality scan of just the image area of the slide that shows what it looks like with light shining through it (as it was originally seen when displayed). The second image is a photograph of the entire glass slide (including either the cardboard holder or black tape around the edges, depending on the type of glass slide it is). Clicking on either image will open a new browser window with larger, high quality versions of both images.

Condition: very good to fine. the glass slide itself is in very good to fine condition; there is some slight surface "frosting" over much of the image area, but it disappears when you look at the slide through light (and may be easily removable); otherwise, the slide is in nice condition; there is a white circle between the glass in the lower left corner that does not affect the image); the slide does not have a cardboard holder, but rather there is black tape around all four edges (front and back), typical of older glass slides
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