*This is one of the best of the staged Lugosi shots from Dracula and was also used in key-art for various posters over the years.
*Shock Theater was Universal Studios brilliant ploy to reintroduce their classic 1930’s monster films to new audiences via television. Shock Theater spawned a host of local TV show hosts who presented these films, which led to the success of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND MAGAZINE and the rise the first fanboys, later to take their place, like Spielberg and Lucas, as genre filmmakers, themselves.
*10 years old way back in 1958, I wrote to the TV stations near my small hometown of Asheboro, N.C., and begged them for photos of the monsters on TV that were now my heroes. This terrific shot of Lugosi and Chandler was sent to me for my perseverance.
*Size is 8 x 10 inches –
*Overall Condition is Very Fine with nice detail from the studio negative!
*Have safely stored this still in my personal collection since it was sent to me in 1958!
*Comes with COA from the Museum of Mom and Pop Culture / Adler Collection to ensure authenticity and provenance ~