Original Vintage Movie Poster Lobby Card. You know the story behind this historical film.This lobby card is from the 1949 release of this 1932 film, which was considered so abominable for the public to see it was banned in Great Britain. Great lobby card scene wit the "half woman". Excellent condition with just a tiny chip out of upper right corner tip. The FIRST we have ever owned in 30 years of collecting. Goes without saying this won't last long. We have been so fortunate to recently acquire the entire lobby card set of eight from this film. See the others below under Also Recommended. Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Tod Browning was one of Hollywood's most highly acclaimed directors when he made this shocking film which harkened back to his early years as a circus performer. The film, originally released in 1932, was considered so scandalous that MGM pulled it from release and it directly led to Browning's decline as a director.
The film sat on a shelf until 1949 when distributor Dwain Esper secured the right and re-released it. The original 1932 one sheet for this film has (as far as we know in over 35 years collecting) never appeared on the market.
NOTE: None of the 1932 posters and lobby cards showed the "Freaks". One 1932 lobby card shows them at the dinner table, but the "Freaks" are mostly hidden from view.Only the 1949 Posters like this half sheet in particular really explicitly shows most all the "Freaks", with actually photo images (Not animation). This is most likely because in 1932 the film was considered taboo and too extreme for the early 1930s culture. The film was actually banned at the time in Britain.
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