House of Wax

Andre De Toth (director)
Jack Woods (photographer)
Charles S. Belden (short story) Crane Wilbur (screenwriter)
Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk (starring)

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1953. Vintage studio still photograph of Vincent Price from the 1953 film. Two "Reporters Associes" stamps on the verso.

Based on the 1932 short story "The Wax Works" by Charles S. Belden.

Previously filmed in 1933 as "Mystery of the Wax Museum," directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Lionel Atwill and Fay Wray.

The first color 3-D feature film from a major American studio which premiered two days after Columbia Pictures, "Man in the Dark," the first major black and white 3-D feature. Also the first 3-D movie with stereophonic sound to be presented in a theater.

Professor Henry Jarrod (Price), sculptor of wax figures, miraculously manages to survive a fire, set by his business partner, Matthey (Roy Roberts) and re-emerges years later, opening a new wax museum while corpses mysteriously begin vanishing from the city morgue.

Selected for the National Film Registry in 2014.

8 x 10 inches. Light creasing at top, else Near Fine.

[Book #148245]