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    8" x 10" Signed Photo of Bela Lugosi, circa 1926. Remarkably striking, matte finish original portrait of a dynamic Bela Lugosi, probably from the late 1920s. Boldly and cleanly inscribed in black ink, "To Gertrude Locust sincerely Bela Lugosi." The signature, which the actor has sharply underlined, features the characteristic accent mark that Lugosi placed over the "e" in his name when signing his early autographs. Light crease about one inch into the right margin of portrait runs its length, but is almost imperceptible and in no way distracts from the almost hypnotic handsomeness Lugosi exudes in this portrait. Back of picture has stamped names/addresses of two former owners and some long-ago price information.This portrait appeared in the 1974 biography The Count by Arthur Lennig. A breathtaking piece of memorabilia, showing in a glance why the actor who will forever personify Count Dracula was a star (and a heartbreaker!) in both Europe and America. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2006
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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