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Hunchback of Notre Dame Original Vintage Pressbook Charles Laugh

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Original Vintage Pressbook (12x18")
Starring Charles Laughton

The First 1939 "Hunchback" Pressbook we've ever seen!

Very Rare and Gorgeous Large style (12x18") Original 1939 Press book for this Horror Classic .   Extraordinary artwork 
as Quasimodo's features are kept in shadow to prevent the audience from glimpsing his disturbing makeup, with the recently destroyed  iconic Notre Dame Cathedral at the giant size Quasimodo's feet... 

Not only is this pressbook extremely rare, but it is the ONLY One we could find that has ever surfaced on the market !  We've had the 1923 "Hunchback" Pressbook but NOT the 1939. 
 * See enlargeable images above and below 

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (RKO, 1939). Fine+. Uncut Pressbook (38 Pages, 12" X 18"). Horror.
In a stunning and sensitive portrayal, Charles Laughton brings Victor Hugo's deformed bell-ringer, Quasimodo, to life for the first time in the sound era. Daringly different than the more monstrous character immortalized in 1923 by Lon Chaney, Laughton's Quasimodo is a tender, almost poetic creature who falls in love with the gypsy girl Esmeralda (Maureen O'Hara). When she is wrongly accused of murder and sentenced to the gallows, Quasimodo rescues her, at the cost of his own life. 

 "I'm about as shapeless as the man in the moon!" This was the second version of Victor Hugo's classic novel that was adapted to the screen and Charles Laughton was cast as the tortured soul, Quasimodo. Laughton was one of the most brilliant actors of his era and the part was a wonderful challenge for the amazing star. Maureen O'Hara was cast as the beautiful gypsy, Esmerelda, who befriends the Hunchback. This press book is also quite beautiful as Quasimodo's features are kept in shadow to prevent the audience from glimpsing his disturbing makeup. 

Starring Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell, Maureen O'Hara, Edmond O'Brien, Alan Marshal, Walter Hampden, Harry Davenport, George Zucco, Katharine Alexander, Minna Gombell, and Rondo Hatton. Directed by William Dieterle.

Condition:  An unrestored pressbook with good color and an overall very presentable appearance. Has edge and spine wear, spine separation, mild creases, small tears, soft surface scuffs, . The pressbook has a complete spine separation with a few staples at the top. Fine+.

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