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Freaks Vintage Lobby Card RARE 1949 Half Woman

Original Vintage Sci Fi Horror Movie Memorabilia Collectibles Theater Film Posters For Sale
"Freaks", 1932
Original Vintage Movie Poster Lobby Card

You know the story behind this historical film.   This lobby card is from the 1949 release of this 1932 film, which was considered so abominable for the public to see it was banned in Great Britain. . Great lobby card scene with sideshow attraction  the "half woman".   Excellent condition with just a small chip out of upper left corner tip. 

The FIRST we have ever owned in 30 years of collecting.   Goes without saying this won't last long.

Freaks (Excelsior, R-1949). Lobby Card (11" X 14").
Tod Browning was one of Hollywood's most highly acclaimed directors when he made this shocking film which harkened back to his early years as a circus performer. The film, originally released in 1932, was considered so scandalous that MGM pulled it from release and it directly led to Browning's decline as a director. The film sat on a shelf until 1949 when distributor Dwain Esper secured the right and re-released it.

FREAKS History:
The original 1932 one sheet for this film has (as far as we know in over 40 years collecting) never appeared on the market. The insert sold at auction in 2009  for about $110,000.  A 1932 lobby card sold in 2010 for $15,500

NOTE:   None of the 1932 posters and lobby cards showed the "Freaks".  One 1932 lobby card shows them at the dinner table, but the "Freaks" are mostly hidden from view.   Only the 1949 Posters like this lobby explicitly shows any of the "Freaks", with actually photo images (Not animation).  
This is most likely because in 1932 the film was considered taboo and too extreme for the early 1930s culture.    The film  was actually banned at the time in Britain. 

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** Of course stamp NOT on original lobby card.

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