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Auction History Result

4s674 FRANKENSTEIN pressbook R1960s great images of Boris Karloff as the monster, Universal horror!

Date Sold 3/17/2019
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An Undated (probably 1960s) Re-Release Theatrical Movie Pressbook (pb; measures 11" x 14" [28 x 36 cm]; 2 pages) (Learn More)

Frankenstein, the classic 1931 James Whale Universal monster horror thriller ("The monster that terrorized the world!"; "The Man Who Made a Monster"; "Warning! The monster is loose!"; "Based upon the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Story"; "Adapted by John L. Balderston from the play by Peggy Webling"; the first of the Universal "Frankenstein" movies, and regarded as one of the finer movies of any genre, in large part due to the marvelous acting of Boris Karloff, and the marvelous direction of James Whale!) starring Colin Clive (as Dr. Herbert V. Frankenstein), Boris Karloff (as the Frankenstein monster), Edward Van Sloan, Fredric Kerr, Mae Clarke, Dwight Frye (extremely memorable as Fritz), and John Boles
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Important Added Info: Note that we can't say when this re-release is from, because it reprints ads and newspaper stories from the 1931 pressbook. We know it is NOT from 1931, and based on the paper quality, we think it is likely from a 1960s re-release (and we know that Universal did re-release this classic movie then, and perhaps they provided this advertising at that time. If anyone knows more about this, please e-mail us and we will post it here. Note that we have provided an image of the front and back covers of this pressbook (if the back cover is not the poster page, we photographed the interior poster page), and of course, the winner of this auction will receive the entire single pressbook we are auctioning (plus any supplements or heralds described above)! Also note that this pressbook is complete and uncut! Given that theater owners received pressbooks partly in order to create their newspaper advertising, and quite frequently cut them up for that purpose, it is rare to find a pressbook that IS complete and uncut!

Condition: very good, NO CUTS. The pressbook is complete and uncut. There is slight darkening around the edges of one side.
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