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Lot # 1455 (of 1641)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1945 The Body Snatcher One-Sheet Movie Poster

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,555

One-sheet (27 x 41 inches) movie poster for the 1945 RKO release The Body Snatcher, starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. Long held in high esteem by collectors for its striking and lurid graphics, this is also one of the scarcest horror-movie posters from the era. Based on a story by Robert Louis Stevenson, the film is notable for its pairing of the genre's two most legendary performers: Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. The film was also directed by Robert Wise, who later directed the classic science-fiction film The Day the Earth Stood Still in 1951. The poster, which is slightly toned along the border areas, is linen backed and has had restoration to a number of minor flaws. There has been color retouching along the fold lines and repair to a number of tears (most notably within the "na" of "Snatcher"), to a few additional tiny border tears, and repair to a few tack holes. The poster displays beautifully and has an Excellent overall appearance. Framed to total dimensions of 29 x 43 inches. Reserve $500. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $3,555

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