"Bride of the Monster", 1956
Original Vintage Movie Poster one sheet (27x41")
Starring Bela Lugosi
Directed by Edward Woods Jr.
One of the most requested vintage movie posters over the past several years, AND my personal favorite. In the past 6 years we have acquired three of these and the first two sold almost immediately. Ed Wood's movie poster for his notoriously bad film was gorgeous! The movie poster art is spectacular. That said, Ed Woods movies, believe it or not, have a strong cult following. The Bride of the Monster being his personal “masterpiece” with the immortal horror legend Bela Lugosi. Most of you are probably aware that Ed Woods was depicted by Johnny Depp in the academy award winning 1994 movie “Ed Woods”. Martin Landau won the academy award for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi.
Seasoned collectors know original posters for this title are often faded to some extent.. This very scarce, beautiful vintage 1956 one sheet is in excellent + condition with vibrant colors (not faded as we see most of these). Professionally linen backed, and absolutely Gorgeous!
Bride of the Monster (Filmmakers Releasing, 1956). One Sheet (27" X 41"). One of director Ed Wood's greatest productions, this was the next to last movie filmed by Bela Lugosi, who played mad scientist Dr. Eric Vornoff. The making of this movie is well-documented in Tim Burton's Ed Wood, including the theft of the rubber octopus from Republic Studios (it was originally created for the John Wayne vehicle, Wake of the Red Witch). Unfortunately, the motor that operated the tentacles was left behind, which is painfully obvious in the final film. Nevertheless, this is classic Ed Wood, and features two of his greatest stars, Lugosi and former Swedish wrestler Tor Johnson (who was the subject of Lugosi's oft-quoted line, "Don't mind Lobo. He's as harmless as a kitchen"). Paper from the majority of Ed Wood's movies is extremely scarce, and highly sought after by those who appreciate the best in "bad" cinema. This particular example shows the typical pinholes in the corners, a small corner chip in the lower left, light edge wear, and light fold wear with some crossfold separation. Notwithstanding these minor flaws, this is a very attractive and very desirable poster that will be the pride of any collection of 1950s cult cinema
According to Paul Marco, Edward D. Wood Jr. thought that Bela Lugosi's memory might not be very good so for Lugosi's huge speech in Bride of the Monster, Wood had the prop man make cue cards. Lugosi, upset, insisted he didn't need cue cards and he would "memorize it." Wood still insisted on the cue cards telling Lugosi, "We have to be safe." Bela Lugosi went to Paul Marco for help. He had Marco promise not to show him the cue cards during the scene. Paul Marco held the cards at his side the whole time and Lugosi never looked over once. Bela Lugosi gave a sensational performance and the whole crew got up and applauded
There are some great reviews at the IMDB link below. I was quite surprised that Bela Lugosi actually gets great praise for his role in this, his final film.