Lot #104 - Cinema Poster Live Auction - US One-Sheet, 1956

Stock #136565

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Country of origin US One-Sheet for Ed Wood's sci-fi horror "Bride of the Monster" (1956). This poster imagery shows Dr. Vornoff (Bela Lugosi) wading through a swamp while holding Janet Lawton (Loretta King Hadler) whom the mad doctor takes hostage. The film's infamous octopus is just below them, a prop Wood may or may not have stolen from the Republic Studios backlot. The making of "Bride of the Monster" is well-documented in Tim Burton's "Ed Wood" (1994). The film is a classic 'Ed Wood' production featuring his other (besides Lugosi) frequent collaborator Tor Johnson. Paper from the majority of Ed Wood's movies is extremely scarce, and this One-Sheet is a highly desirable item for those who appreciate the best in "bad" cinema.

27" x 41" (69 x 104 cm)

Condition: Very Good

Originally folded and now presented linen-backed. Fold lines have been flattened out with very little restoration work needed. There is bleed-through from Studio stamp on reverse to the front bottom credits area. Displays to very good effect.

Artist: Unknown Artist

£700 - 900

VAT Status: M

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

This item is on consignment and is sold under the margin scheme for collector's items; no VAT is due.
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