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    Marian Marsh's Scripts for "The Black Room." Columbia's 1935 The Black Room is one of the greatest (and most underrated) horror films of Hollywood's Golden Age. The medieval melodrama boasts Boris Karloff's virtuoso double performance as the de Berghman twins (good Count Anton, evil Count Gregor), Roy William Neill's stylishly gothic direction and Marian Marsh's beautiful, storybook-style performance as the heroine Thea, who nearly falls into the clutches of the lecherous Gregor. This lot contains two of Marian's scripts for this literate and charming thriller -- a 107-page script marked "Columbia No. 25" on the cover, and the other 89-page script marked "Revised Final," with the date "May 4, 1935" written in pencil. (Among the changes -- the evil twin, named "Dagmar" in the first script, has become "Gregor" in the second.) "Marian Marsh 'Thea'" is written on the cover of the first script (not in her hand). The first script has lost its back cover (but no pages); the two scripts have some bent pages and minor tattering. Very Fine condition. This is one of the favorite horror shows (and Karloff performances) of discriminating vintage horror fans, and here's an ultra -rare chance to own very desirable artifacts from this excellent film and its beautiful leading lady. From the Marian Marsh Archive.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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