Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Boris Karloff Charlie Chan at the Opera and Night Key Photos. Two great Karloff makeups and performances: a wonderfully over-the-top Mephistopheles in Charlie Chan at the Opera and a kindly old genius in Night Key. With horror films imperiled by international censorship trouble in 1936, Karloff extended his professional horizons - playing mad opera singer "Gravelle" in 20th Century-Fox's Chan film, and kindly old inventor David Mallory in Universal's crime melodrama Night Key. The Charlie Chan at the Opera file contains two portraits of Karloff in full opera devil regalia, plus a negative of one of the portraits. The Night Key lot offers a great original portrait of Karloff in age makeup, with "KARLOFF Universal Pictures Star" stamped en verso and original snipe, plus a shot of Karloff with leading lady Wendy Barrie and a negative of a different portrait. All shots are 8" x 10." The man could -- and did -- play every type of role. From the Boris Karloff Estate Collection. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Sara Karloff Sparkman.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2008
    4th-6th Saturday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 586

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 October 27 Musical Instruments - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The movie quite literally changed my life. I have included a pic of me in Sly's Rocky 3 Cashmere overcoat, would much appreciate if it is possible for you to forward this email to Sly to let him know the overcoat is in good hands, and will be well taken care of, (as will be the Rambo knife forging tools, the other lot I won!) Wish you very happy holidays and a great 2016!
    Atul J. ,
    Irvine, CA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 May 12 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 May 12 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $511,145