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    Three Photo Negatives of Boris Karloff Posing for a Bust Sculpture. In the wake of Frankenstein, Boris Karloff, an overnight star internationally, received the honor of sculptor (and actor) Ivan Simpson sculpting his image. This lot includes two 8" x 10" negatives of Karloff posing with the bust -- one showing Simpson at work, the other of Karloff posing with the final product. A third 8" x 10" negative shows Simpson with a bust (also presumably Simpson's work) of George Arliss in his Academy Award-winning performance as Disraeli. The bust adorned Karloff's home for many years (and its eventual disappearance is a mystery). All three negatives are in Excellent condition. From the Boris Karloff Estate Collection. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Sara Karloff Sparkman.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2009
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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