A Claude Rains photographic archive from The Invisible Man

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A Claude Rains photographic archive from The Invisible Man

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A Claude Rains photographic archive from The Invisible Man
Universal Pictures, 1933. Comprising 22 silver gelatin photographs, the majority of which are 8 x 10 in., one of which is inscribed, "To Stanley / Best Wishes / Gloria Stuart," featuring publicity portraits, scene stills, and one behind-the-scenes filming candid. Photographer represented and/or attributed to is Freulich. Accompanied by a small magazine titled, The Tivoli, January 29, 1934, with Gloria Stuart on the cover, and a French film magazine, Studio, May 1934, with 6 pp devoted to the film. Director James Whale was faced with the task of photographing invisibility in this suspense film written by H.G. Wells and starring Claude Rains. He successfully achieved the effect by placing black velvet cloth over the areas in which Rains was to appear invisible and staging him against a black velvet background. The film centered around a scientist whose ability to make himself invisible resulted in madness and murder. Rains, considered by many to be one of the Golden Age's greatest actors, acquitted himself admirably in this challenging role, resulting in triumph at the box office and a long-lasting legacy.

8 x 10 in. and smaller
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A Claude Rains photographic archive from The Invisible Man
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