"Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man", 1943
Original Vintage Universal Horror Window card (14 x14.5")
Starring Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney
Here is one of the most highly desired and Very Scarce horror titles to appear on the market. With two of the three primary horror legends, Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney. You can just hear collectors drool when any original Frankenstein paper like this becomes available. Of all the posters for this title, the Window Card is the most elusive only appearing on the market a handful of times over the last 20 years. While the largest movie poster auction house has sold three one sheets, they have only sold one window card which had extensive restoration including in-painting in the Title. The artwork on this window card is incredible, the two legendary monsters battling with the unforgettable Maria Ouspenskaya looking on.
This window card is in used condition and had a fold line, border tears and tape on back prior to professional restoration. Also, the blank top and bottom borders have been trimmed. That said the image area is in very good condition and required no restoration other then minor touch up on the fold line. This window card has been professionally paperbacked by the best in the business. As you can see in the image it has excess backing outside the window card borders which adds extra protection to the fragile borders. However, the new owner always has the option of matting out the extra paperbacked area or trimming it off. The paper backing is of the highest quality. Rising Museum Matboard is the natural choice when the highest levels of conservation is required for the protection and preservation of artwork. Made with 100% cotton fibers and the purest form of cellulose. This matboard is 100% acid and linen-free. SEE the Before and After images below. You can see where the most noticable flaws have been restored yet the card has maintained its original vintage appearance.
A piece of Hollywood horror history that is not only of utmost appeal but you could be waiting 20 years before you see another gem like it.
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (Universal, 1943). Window Card (14" X 14.5"). Two of the mightiest monsters in the Universal Horror franchise met for the first time in this thrill-filled extravaganza. Bela Lugosi finally donned the Frankenstein makeup he had declined years before, and Lon Chaney Jr. reprised his role as Larry Talbot, making this one of the favorite films in this classic series.
This immortal horror classic lead to a string of multi-monster movies, including House of Frankenstein (1944) and House of Dracula (1945), before the genre came to a close in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, however, is considered by many to be the finest of the "team-up" films ever made. Written by Curt Siodmak, who had first brought the Wolf Man to life several years earlier, the film starred Bela Lugosi as the Frankenstein Monster, Lon Chaney Jr. as the lycanthropic Larry Talbot, Maria Ouspenskaya as Maleva the Gypsy woman and the scene stealer from the original “Wolfman”.. It is an engaging thrill-ride from beginning to end. Offered here is a beautiful example of the highly desirable window card, showing the principal players in all their gruesome glory.
A Gorgeous vintage horror treasure !
P.S. Historical data on this title demonstrates a consistent favorable investment. The last three one sheets sold for in order 2003 for $8400, 2006 for $9775 and 2008 for $13,145.