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    Two 8" x 10" portrait negatives of Boris Karloff in The Black Cat. Boris Karloff's all-time most evil performance was Hjalmar Poelzig, "the modern incarnation of Lucifer" in Universal's The Black Cat (1934), co-starring Bela Lugosi and directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. Jack P. Pierce created a superb makeup that made Karloff resemble a sly, perverse devil, and these two 8" x 10" negatives showcase Karloff's wicked Poelzig in all his demonic splendor. One presents him somber, another with a spine-chilling smile. Both shots are evocative of this exotic villain who richly deserved his climactic skinning alive by Lugosi. Excellent condition. From the Boris Karloff Estate Collection. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Sara Karloff Sparkman.

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