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    Boris Karloff's Celluloid-Handled Cane. The poetic irony of Boris Karloff (1887-1969) was that his nightmarish Frankenstein's Monster, Mummy, and other Gothic creatures, rather than repel audiences, solidly established him as one of Hollywood's most beloved stars. This is the Horror King's personal cane, made of light brown celluloid with a silver band below the handle, stylishly monogrammed "BK." Karloff occasionally used canes after the 1931 shooting of Frankenstein, for the agonies of wearing the 48-pound Monster costume had taken their toll on his back. He relied more and more on canes as he aged, finally ending his venerable career in a wheelchair. The cane measures 36" long with a 4" wide handle. The stick is made of celluloid, the same substance used for film stock, which adds to its charm. This is certainly a handsome collectible from one of the cinema's true immortals. In Excellent condition.

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    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
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