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Body Snatcher Title Lobby Card Movie Poster Karloff Lugosi


Original Vintage Horror Sci Fi Clsssic Movie Posters Memorabilia Collectibles For Sale
The Body Snatcher, 1945
Original Classic Title Lobby Card Movie Poster (11x14")
Starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi

Artist:   William Rose


Sensational vintage horror movie art on this historicial original movie poster Title Card from 1945 by legendary poster artist William Rose. 
Very Good-Excellent condition with expected border wear for a 80 year old theater used movie poster.

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Note: The One Sheet for this Horror Classic sold at auction in 2017 for $7500. 


The Body Snatcher (RKO, 1945). Fine/Very Fine. Title Lobby Card (11" X 14") William Rose Artwork. Horror.
This intelligently adapted screenplay is based on the intriguing tale by Robert Louis Stevenson and references the real-life Burke and Hare murders of 1828. It features psychologically thrilling performances by Hollywood's ghoulish duo, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. 
Starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Henry Daniell, Edith Atwater, Russell Wade, Rita Corday, and Donna Lee. Directed by Robert Wise.

Artist BIO:  William Rose  (1909-1972)

According to film historians Stephen Rebello and Richard C. Allen, Rose was "one of Hollywood's busiest and best posterists". He was closely identified with RKO Radio Pictures, where he worked in-house for many years. His artwork shaped the "colorful and brash" direction taken by the studio's advertising department. He mostly painted in pastel and watercolor, which were the media typically used in the RKO art department. Aside from RKO, he contributed artwork to Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).

Most of his poster work was in the 1930s and 1940s, during the Classic Hollywood era and the peak of the studio system. At that time, most poster artists worked for studio art departments and, as a result, most of these artists' individual contributions went unrecognized; many iconic posters of the period are considered anonymous works. Rose is considered one of the rare poster artists of the period whose individual style has achieved recognition, alongside others like Al Hirschfeld, Alberto Vargas, and Reynold Brown.   In 2003, the American Film Institute ranked his alternate poster for Citizen Kane (1941) at no. 36 on its "100 Years... 100 American Movie Poster Classics" list.

Note: Cvtreasures stamp not on original