A Boris Karloff photographic archive from Tower of London

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A Boris Karloff photographic archive from Tower of London

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A Boris Karloff photographic archive from Tower of London
Universal Pictures, 1939. Comprising 64 silver gelatin photographs, the majority of which are 8 x 10 in. Many of the photos have informational snipes and stamps on the reverse. This archive contains portraits of Karloff, many candids on the set and during filming, several photos with makeup artist Jack Pierce, scene stills, and much more. Rowland V. Lee was once again the director of this film after the success of Son of Frankenstein the same year, with Karloff playing a medieval executioner known as Mord. Joining him again would be Basil Rathbone, and in one of his earliest films, Vincent Price (who, after Karloff, would become arguably the most famous horror film actor). As the executioner, Karloff had a raven as a menacing companion; unfortunately, the bird often held up production by flying to the ceiling of the soundstage!
8 x 10 in. and smaller
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A Boris Karloff photographic archive from Tower of London
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