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Wolf Man Vintage Horror Lobby Card Movie Poster Lon Chaney Jr

$4,950.00

Vintage horror movie posters memorabilia collectibles
The Wolf Man, 1941
Original Vintage Horror Lobby Card Movie Poster 
Starring Lon Chaney Jr.



Here it is!    The horror movie lobby card I've waited 37 years to own!  And my personal favorite of the classic horror genre!  "The Wolf Man".   This 1948 re-release lobby card has Simply a breathtaking image of Chaney as the iconic monster as Evelyn Ankers faints in the arms of the transformed Lon Chaney Jr..  What more needs to be said?  A MUST have for the vintage horror movie lover!  A gem of a find!   And a First for us in our 37 years collecting!
 

The Wolf Man (Realart/Film Classics, R-1948). Lobby Card (11" X 14").
Lon Chaney Jr. gets ready to put the bite on Evelyn Ankers in this classic scene from Universal's monster chiller. The film was incredibly popular when it was released in 1941 and Universal eventually re-released the picture in 1948. This #5 lobby card is considered the best card of the set is as you can see  is simply GORGEOUS!   Many collectors consider this 1948 re-release to be superior to the 1941 release with brighter colors and contrast..  The same 1941 lobby card sold in 2013 for nearly $10,000.   Excellent condition with just a couple tiny insignificant tears at top border repaired from reverse.

* See enlargeable image above

Universal Studios was in dire financial troubles by the early 1940s and though their wish was to remove themselves from the horror film cycle, wiser heads prevailed. They had made a pocketful of money with the franchise and they realized it was their only surefire money maker. Thus they needed a new horror star and Lon Chaney Jr. had proven himself up to the task. This film would become a big hit for the studio and revived the horror cycle for another ten years. Starring not only Chaney but Claude Rains, Bela Lugosi and Warren William, the film is a masterwork of eerie cinematography and a wonderful musical score.

Although Universal was unsure about the American public's desire for horror movies following the attack on Pearl Harbor, The Wolf Man became a top grossing film for the studio in 1942. The card in this lot is the best scene card in the set of eight for this well-loved picture. Evelyn Ankers faints in the arms of the transformed Lon Chaney Jr., who has become the Wolf Man. What most fans don't know is that Chaney's makeup took six hours to apply and three to remove!

Note: Cvtreasures stamp NOT on original lobby card