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« Reply #450 on: February 08, 2018, 09:45:07 PM »
When I worked at Universal, I should have wandered over to the prop dept and asked if I could wander (with a photo in hand of that item). Im sure they would have obliged.

I did that on several occasions when Stage 28 (the Phantom stage) was still standing, and got to explore it all to my heart's content. That was a thrill to remember, too.


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« Reply #451 on: February 08, 2018, 10:27:26 PM »
Dang, erik1925!!!!   You were living the dream wandering around the Phantom set.  Would enjoy hearing those stories over drinks someday.

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« Reply #452 on: February 25, 2018, 12:42:43 AM »
Gotta wonder what was being sipped on (or smoked  potroll.gif) when the imagery for this 50's RR UK quad for Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man was selected.

I'd love to know how these images were picked in the first place. Using Glenn Strange's incarnation of the Monster and Mr Hyde from Abbott & Costello Meet Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde?

(But at least one monster is right -- a Frankie).   ;D



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« Reply #453 on: February 25, 2018, 06:26:30 AM »
That poster is early 60's Jeff, not 50's..
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« Reply #454 on: February 25, 2018, 02:19:37 PM »
Makes more sense, then, Paul. Likely the art dept was enjoying a nice tot and puff, when those pics were pulled and chosen for the poster.

(Either that, or as is more likely the case, those creating this poster hadn't a clue). ;)
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« Reply #455 on: February 25, 2018, 04:28:42 PM »
Definitely the latter.....
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« Reply #456 on: February 26, 2018, 12:39:47 PM »
It makes for an interesting scenario. On the one hand it's a 60s RR quad for Frank Meets the Wolf Man. But with the incorrect images, one would have a time reconciling those with the title.

In one way, it makes for an curious poster.

And a similar image faux pas was done on a Belgian RR for Frankenstein, when they also used a Glenn Strange image of the Monster front and center.



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« Reply #457 on: February 26, 2018, 02:35:36 PM »
It makes for an interesting scenario. On the one hand it's a 60s RR quad for Frank Meets the Wolf Man. But with the incorrect images, one would have a time reconciling those with the title.

In one way, it makes for an curious poster.

And a similar image faux pas was done on a Belgian RR for Frankenstein, when they also used a Glenn Strange image of the Monster front and center.





The Belgian poster image also looks a bit like Tim Curry to me!!
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« Reply #458 on: February 26, 2018, 04:08:04 PM »
A transsexual transvestite from Transylvania? ;)

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« Reply #459 on: April 01, 2018, 12:14:23 PM »
Tho not produced at Universal, this MGM flicker with Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill and Lionel Barrymore & directed by Tod Browning, certainly deserves a place of its own, too.   :)

The US OS for Mark of the Vampire (1935)

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« Reply #460 on: January 20, 2019, 05:48:39 PM »
The Invisible Ray was released 83 years ago on this date in 1936!  I've had in my hands two different copies of this 1946 French affiche size poster, and I've seen a not so good image of what looked to maybe be a third copy.  This copy pictured looked to me by far to be in the best condition.  It's on linen, though with no restoration.  I was really glad to get it in Bruce's auction about a year ago.  Happy Birthday to The Invisible Ray and Karloff's hair perm!  Okie

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« Reply #461 on: January 29, 2020, 12:38:25 PM »
Anyone ever seen this (Italian) one before?

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« Reply #462 on: January 29, 2020, 01:29:24 PM »
Anyone ever seen this (Italian) one before?


I don't believe I have, Chris.  Did you buy it?  Okie

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« Reply #463 on: January 29, 2020, 02:09:06 PM »
I don't believe I have, Chris.  Did you buy it?  Okie

I wish  8)
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« Reply #464 on: January 29, 2020, 10:42:14 PM »
I don't believe I have, Chris.  Did you buy it?  Okie

I think there is still about 3 weeks to save for it.
I know it's mid 30s and not 32, but I think the estimate is very aggressive. we will see.
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« Reply #465 on: January 29, 2020, 11:47:19 PM »
I think there is still about 3 weeks to save for it.
I know it's mid 30s and not 32, but I think the estimate is very aggressive. we will see.

I think perhaps 80+ percent too aggressive on the low estimate? Though surprises abound, eh Crow?   I was hoping Chris had snagged it.  Okie

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« Reply #466 on: June 17, 2020, 12:13:00 AM »
Just adding to this Universal Horror thread the Son of Dracula three sheet that was recently reheaded.  Okie

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« Reply #467 on: June 17, 2020, 10:25:19 PM »
Niiiiiice
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« Reply #468 on: June 17, 2020, 10:46:39 PM »
Niiiiiice

Thanks, Matias!  I really enjoyed finding the top portion of this poster and having it restored.  How are you doing down south?  Okie

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« Reply #469 on: June 18, 2020, 11:27:19 AM »
Exceedingly Nice...
 
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« Reply #470 on: June 18, 2020, 11:57:51 PM »
Exceedingly Nice...

Thanks, Paul!  I'm just so happy it all came together.  The hunt for Chaney's head was a great adventure.  Okie