Horror and Sci-Fi Posters and Photographs---

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BELA LUGOSI IN MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)
BELA LUGOSI IN MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935) $600.00 SOLD

Vintage original 10 x 8” (25 x 20 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Bela Lugosi, Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Jean Hersholt, dir: Todd Browning; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  MGM seldom ventured into the horror genre during the 1930s (they left that up to Universal), but with Tod Browning and Bela Lugosi, on loan, they ventured out with this, which was basically a remake of their 1927 LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT.  Cut mercilessly after the preview, even with its bizarre twists, it was a hit.  Here is Lugosi reprising his most...

BELA LUGOSI PORTRAIT FOR MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)
BELA LUGOSI PORTRAIT FOR MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935) $1,250.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14” (28 x 35 cm.) black and white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA.  Bela Lugosi, Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Jean Hersholt, dir: Todd Browning; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Super dense black glossy image of the iconic actor in his Vampire guise.  MGM seldom ventured into the horror genre during the 1930s, they left that up to Universal, but with Tod Browning, and Bela Lugosi, on loan, they ventured out with this which was basically a remake of their 1927 LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT.  Cut...

BELA LUGOSI WITH CAT IMAGE FOR THE BLACK CAT (1934)
BELA LUGOSI WITH CAT IMAGE FOR THE BLACK CAT (1934) $375.00 SOLD

Vintage original black and white 7 x 9 ¼” (17 x 23)  single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA.  Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop, dir: Edgar G. Ulmer; Universal.  A highly atmospheric horror thriller and one of the top films of this genre from 1930s Universal. Though Edgar Allan Poe’s title was used, the story for this film was scripted by director/writer Ulmer. A true “auteur,” Ulmer also oversaw the set and costume design, and he even dubbed some of Karloff and Lugosi’s dialogue. Having come from...

BODY SNATCHER, THE/BORIS KARLOFF (1945)
BODY SNATCHER, THE/BORIS KARLOFF (1945) $6,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 27 x 41” (68 x 103 cm.) one sheet poster, USA.  Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, dir: Robert Wise; RKO.A classic Val Lewton production, adapted from a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson.  This was to be Robert Wise’s third film as director, all under the auspices of ambitious and creative producer Val Lewton.  The film got some very striking poster art, including this dramatic poster, which is seldom seen. Poster is on linen.  Touch ups at folds and fold junctions. White paint is present at all four corners of the blank white...

CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE [DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI] (1921) - 1
CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE [DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI] (1921) - 1 $14,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 36 cm.) lobby card, USA. Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, dir: Robert Wiene; Goldwyn. The first great masterpiece of the horror film genre, and a groundwork film of German Expressionist cinema -- with every set handpainted, their distorted lines and shapes echoing the nightmarishness of this famous film.

The story is about Caligari, a rather dubious "doctor" who sets up a tent show to exhibit his attraction: Cesare, the 23-year-old somnambulist, always in a trance, who can tell fortunes. Caligari, in fact, has total control over Cesare, and begins ordering him to go commit murders...

CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE [DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI] (1921) - 2
CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE [DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI] (1921) - 2 $18,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 36 cm.) lobby card, USA. Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, dir: Robert Wiene; Goldwyn. The first great masterpiece of the horror film genre, and a groundwork film of German Expressionist cinema -- with every set handpainted, their distorted lines and shapes echoing the nightmarishness of this famous film.

The story is about Caligari, a rather dubious "doctor" who sets up a tent show to exhibit his attraction: Cesare, the 23-year-old somnambulist, always in a trance, who can tell fortunes. Caligari, in fact, has total control over Cesare, and begins ordering him to go commit murders...

CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN (1943)
CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN (1943) $850.00 SOLD

Vintage original 36 x 14" (90 x 35 cm.) insert poster, USA. Acquanetta, John Carradine, Evelyn Anker, Milburn Stone, Lloyd Corrigan, dir: Edward Dmytryk; Universal.

A mad scientist is on the prowl and, after he does a brain transplant into a giant gorilla, the results are predictably disastrous. The film relied heavily on stock footage shot for The Big Cage (1933), and thus the crediting of Clyde Beatty. The star Mildred Davenport, renamed Acquanetta, did not say a word throughout.

This poster is a very scarce size, seldom seen. It has nice, bright colors. Poster is unfolded, there was very discreet touch-up...

CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, THE/ THE CREATURE (BEN CHAPMAN) (1954)
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, THE/ THE CREATURE (BEN CHAPMAN) (1954) $600.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10 (20 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno, Ricou Browning, Ben Chapman, dir: Jack Arnold: Universal.  Here is 6′ 5″ Ben Chapman making a photographic test as the famous Creature. Chapman was born in Oakland, California, while his Tahitian parents were on a trip to the United States. He was raised in Tahiti, relocated to the U.S. in 1940 and went to school in the Bay Area...

DEAD OF NIGHT BRITISH HALF SHEET POSTER (1945)
DEAD OF NIGHT BRITISH HALF SHEET POSTER (1945) $18,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28” (55 x 70 cm.)  poster, U.K. Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver, Sally Anne Howes, Googie Winters, Mervyn Johns, dir: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer;   Guests at a country house take turns telling supernatural tales and the tales are presented in individual segments, with different casts and directed by a different director. Piecing unconnected tales together in the horror genre became the norm after this bold experimental film proved to be popular.  The nightmarish stories are effectively illustrated in the posters art....

DRACULA / HORROR OF DRACULA (1958)
DRACULA / HORROR OF DRACULA (1958) $1,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 33 x 23" (82 x 57 cm.) poster, Germany. Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling, dir: Terence Fisher; Hammer Film Prod./Arthur Rank/Universal Pictures.

Dracula is out to attack Jonathan Harker's fiancée after being attacked by Jonathan. Only Dr. Van Helsing can possibly help her. This poster is for the German presentation. In Europe the film was released as DRACULA, but so as not to confuse it with the original American film of 1931 featuring Bela Lugosi, which was in re-release, the alternate title HORROR OF DRACULA was included on the poster.

Peter Cushing as the Vampire doing his...

FRANKENSTEIN ORIGINAL TEAR SHEET (1931)
FRANKENSTEIN ORIGINAL TEAR SHEET (1931) $650.00 SOLD

Vintage original 9 ½ x 14 ½” (24 x 36 cm) tear ad to be used for magazine, newspaper publications, USA.  Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Edward Van Sloan, Dwight Frye, dir: James Whale; Universal. The ultimate classic horror film! The story of an obsessed scientist who wants to create a living being from exhumed body parts. Bela Lugosi and John Carradine were offered the title role before Karloff was cast, making him a film legend. Bette Davis and Leslie Howard were early casting choices...

I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (1943) - 2
I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (1943) - 2 $7,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 41 x 27" (103 x 67 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. James Ellison, Frances Dee, Tom Conway, Edith Barrett, James Bell, dir: Jacques Tourneur; RKO. The story (based on Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre) of a nurse who ventures to the West Indies to care for the wife of a plantation manager. She falls in love with him and seeks to cure the wife of her mental paralysis by involving herself in a native voodoo ceremony. A brilliant and atmospheric tale produced by master Val Lewton, the horror suggested by the use of lighting, shadows and camera work.

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