August 26, 2011

Frankenstein Re-release Program Book, Austria 1957

Inimitable. Nobody ever wore the Frankenstein Monster makeup better than Boris Karloff, here on the cover of a 4-page program book for a 1957 Austrian re-release of the 1931 classic.

The inside spread features a selection of stills and a synopsis for the film. Credits list Colin Clive’s character as “Herbert v.” instead of Henry, and The Monster is tagged as “Das Ungeheuer”!

A curious back cover montage has The Monster and Little Maria playing the flower game in the cemetery where Clive and Dwight Frye dig for spare parts.

Via Heritage Auctions.

1 comment:

rhonda 1410 said...

Thank you very much for this post !
It's great, as ever ...

By the way, "Ungeheuer" is the German word for "monster".

(I am a lifelong Boris Karloff fan from Germany.)