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Ghost of Frankenstein Original Vintage TYPE I Photo Lon Chaney 4

$450.00

Original Vintage Classic Film Horror Sci Fi Movie Theater Posters Photos For Sale
The Ghost of Frankenstein, 1942
Original Vintage TYPE I Studio Photo Still (8x10") 
Starring Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwill

 

 

Spectacular Original Vintage TYPE I Studio release promo photo for the 1942 horror classic, "The Ghost of Frankenstein". 

Although we have seen numerous lobby cards and posters for this legendary horror classic, original studio promo photos are very Scarce.    This one from a collection of 7 photos we recently acquired, is the first we have ever seen.   This type I photo has the most amazing detail and contrast and great provenance on back in the form of a studio snipe and front has the dated copyright info.   Take a look at the close up images. 

* See enlargeable images above and below.

NOTE: See the other Amazing rare vintage TYPE I photos for “Ghost of Frankenstein” below under “Other Rare Vintage Treasures You Might Like”. . 

The Ghost of Frankenstein (Universal, 1942). Fine/Very Fine. Studio Release Photo (8" X 10"). Horror.
Vintage silver gelatin, single weight, glossy finish photo. Starring Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwill, Janet Ann Gallow, Barton Yarborough, Doris Lloyd, Leyland Hodgson, Olaf Hytten, Holmes Herbert, Colin Clive, and Dwight Frye. Directed by Erle C. Kenton. 

By the time of this fourth entry in the Universal horror series, Boris Karloff had decided to give up monster roles in favor of his wonderful mad doctor turns. Basil Rathbone was busy being Sherlock Holmes, so the part of his famous monster creator from Son of Frankenstein, Wolf, was rewritten as his son, Ludwig. Cedric Hardwicke took over the mad scientist role from Rathbone and the series continued. Lon Chaney Jr. was the only actor on the Universal roster to appear as every "major" horror monster - including Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Mummy. Reports from the set told of how the makeup man, try as he may, just could not make the prosthetics originally formed for Karloff fit on a larger Chaney. 

The fourth film in the Frankenstein saga, this was the first picture in which the Monster was portrayed by someone other than Boris Karloff. Lon Chaney Jr. dons the makeup here, as mad Ygor (Bela Lugosi) schemes with the disgraced Dr. Bohmer (Lionel Atwill) to have Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein (Sir Cedric Hardwicke) place his brain into the body of the mighty creature. 

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