Makes you wish you were there, doesn't it?
Here's David J. Skal's eBay listing notes:
"One of the rarest behind-the-scenes photos from DRACULA (1931): Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, and director Tod Browning on a shooting break. Lugosi holds a cigar and Chandler (kimono covering her recognizable costume for the climactic crypt sequence) holds a cigarette. Beautiful 8x10 archival-quality reproduction of a one-of-a-kind original in Motion Picture Academy's Scott Beal collection. Beal was Browning's assistant director on DRACULA, and this photo seems to be a personal memento never intended for publicity purposes (original is approximately 5x7 with no Universal identification of any kind. It is not part of the film's archival keybook). Image has been published only once, in seller's Tod Browning biography DARK CARNIVAL, and no copy has ever been offered for sale by a memorabilia dealer. Seller has not made a copy negative and will not offer digital versions. Photo is in excellent condition, with only minor signs of handling, but no tears, pinholes, markings or damage of any kind. Two AMPAS stamps on reverse including conditions of publication, and book printer's number tag. Sold collector to collector; no rights of publication are given or implied. Note: the AMPAS Library currently charges at least $50 for an identical research print. From the personal research collection of David J. Skal, author of HOLLYWOOD GOTHIC and THE MONSTER SHOW."
Note: Zombos' Closet of Horror is a commercial-free enterprise dedicated to sharing the history of horror cinema and its presence in popular culture, and as such, I'm posting this scan of the photograph for fellow collectors and enthusiasts of the horror genre to enjoy, free of charge. You can save this scan to your own storage device, but you cannot sell, copy for sale, publish in commercial print format, or produce this image in any way for commerce or monetary gain.
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