Thursday, February 12, 2009

Movie Poster Spotlight :: Frankenstein Pre-Production Teaser (1931)


This One-Sheet was part of the pre-release publicity for Universal's Frankenstein, (erroneously) touting the inclusion of Bela Lugosi in the cast to cash in on his Dracula fame, and (falsely) showing the monster as some kind of kaiju-eiga. Even after Lugosi bowed out (-- or got canned, depending on which version you believe), the studio brass continued to conceal the identity of the monster to whet the eager audience's appetite.

1 comment:

Ralph DeLuca said...

There is a Spanish version of the Frankenstein poster that has this same image. It was sold at a movie poster auction years ago. I am a serious movie poster collector and I would love to find this along with other rare movie posters. I just paid over $310,000 for an original Dracula movie poster that belonged to Nicolas Cage!
Ralph DeLuca
Madison, NJ

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