To promote this movie titled The Mummy, posters must shock. With the experience acquired in Dracula and Frankenstein, Universal excels in this new art. The crossed arms of the mummy are tight against its chest but the text announces that it comes to life. The ravaged face of Karloff here nicknamed The Uncanny is barely recognizable.
The original American poster of this film is a 104 x 69 cm one-sheet lithographic print on thin wove paper. Three examples survive.
One of these posters remains in a condition of splendid freshness, unbacked and framed. It was sold for $ 450K including premium by Sotheby's on March 1, 1997, a sensational price for a movie poster at that time.
It is estimated $ 1M for sale by Sotheby's as the single lot number 1 in an online auction that ends cleverly on Halloween day, October 31. Please watch the video shared by Sotheby's.