Previously Unknown 1947 Dracula Re-release Insert Poster Goes Under The Hammer

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Potter & Potter Auctions of Chicago, Illinois, is auctioning a “previously unknown” insert poster for the 1947 re-release of Dracula. Listed as lot 37 in the Movies, Circus, Advertising & Posters Auction, the 35 ½” x 14” black and white unrestored poster has a starting price of $4,000. The catalogue describes the poster as “remarkably well-preserved, in bright unfolded condition with full margins, insignificant pinholes and chips at corners, and toning at edges. A-.”

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Other items of interest to collectors of Bela Lugosi memorabilia in the 484-lot auction include individual lobby cards for The Ape Man (1943) and The Human Monster (aka Dark Eyes of London, 1939) and seventeen cards from various episodes of The Return of Chandu (1934).

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The Ape Man Lobby CardStarting price $100. Insignificant, nearly invisible staple holes at right corner and some thinning of paper at bottom right edge. B+

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Lot 134

Human Monster Lobby CardStarting price $30. In used condition with corner pinholes and lower right hand corner stain. Scarce. B-

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Lot 147

Murder By Television Lobby CardStarting price $200. Insignificant and nearly invisible staple holes at top corners. A-

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Lot 151
The Return of Chandu Episode 2 Title Card
Starting price $150. Episode 2 title lobby card. A-
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Lot 152
The Return of Chandu The Magician Episode 3 Lobby Card
Starting price $50. Episode 3 lobby card. A-
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Lot 153
The Return of Chandu Episode 6 Lobby Card
Starting price $50. Episode 6 lobby card. A-
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The Movies, Circus, Advertising & Posters Auction takes place at 8:00 AM PT on September 19, 2015. A preview will be held September 16 to September 18, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For full details, see: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/potter-and-potter-auctions
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Movie Action Magazine February 1936: Masters of Horror

Movie Action Magazine February 1936

Published by Street and Smith Publications, Inc., a New York publisher of pulp fiction, dime novels and comic books whose roster included The Shadow, Doc Savage and Astounding Stories, Movie Action Magazine ran for just six issues between November 1935 – June 1936. The pulp magazine featured film reviews, articles about movies and actors and adaptations of film scripts. It was edited by John L. Nanovic, who had previously edited The Shadow and is best remembered as co-creator with publisher Henry W. Ralston of Doc Savage. The January 1936 issue of Movie Action Magazine featured an adaptation of The Invisible Ray, Universal’s third co-staring vehicle for Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. The February 1936 issue contained a review of The Invisible Ray and Masters of Horror, an article detailing how horror actors achieved their most famous characterisations. Included in the article were Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Henry Hull, Lon Chaney, Frederic March, John Barrymore and Peter Lorre. Boris Karloff’s 1936 Warner Bros. film The Walking Dead was the featured adaptation in  the final June 1936 issue of Movie Acton Magazine. 

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Related pages

Movie Action Magazine January 1936: The Invisible Ray Novelization

Movie Comics 1939 Adaptations of Son of Frankenstein and The Phantom Creeps

The Library 

A collection of editions of Dracula and Bela Lugosi-related books.