This rare poster for ‘The Invisible Man’, the 1933 Universal Studios horror film, realised a hammer price of $152,000 (£132,175) in Heritage Auctions’ Movie Poster sale in Dallas.
Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | Anne Crane
The auction house had guided the 2ft 3in x 3ft 5in (68cm x 1.04m) one sheet stone litho printed poster at around $125,000.
The film, which starred Claude Rains in the title role as the scientist, was based on a novel by H. G. Wells. The poster, offered in a sale that took place on March 21-22, is an example of horror artwork by artist Karoly Grosz and the design features the Invisible Man covered in bandages shown at the top behind the title.
A rare first offering at Heritage, the auction house said that this is one of only a small handful of this style B poster that are known to exist.