Saturday, March 4, 2017


Described as an "entertaining relic of the past", this item should be of special interest to all Monsterologists. Rarely does a unique example from early horror history such as this emerge from a collector's horde and see the light of day.

The Stereoscopic viewer and accompanying slides are from Universal's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1923) and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925), both starring Lon Chaney, of course. The 10 3.25" x 4.5" slides are meant to be looked at through the 3.75" x 5" "stereo" viewer for  3-D effect. On the back is text written by the studio describing each scene.

Description of Auction Lot:
The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera (Universal, 1923 & 1925). Stereoscopic Slides (10) (3.25" X 4.5") & Viewer (3.75" X 5").
Still fully functioning, this entertaining relic of the past uses one of the very first iterations of 3-D photography to show off the gorgeous artistry from Universal's silent smash hits, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera. The slide viewer comes with the original studio note to the owner, original case, and each photo has informative studio text detailing each scene on the verso. The photos show only some edge wear, minor creases, and corner bumps. The viewer, in excellent condition, shows only minor wear. Very Fine.



Dr. Theda said...

Just received a (cheaply made) "Stereo-Scope .... and we will have my Dad print us a copy .... This is very Cool !!!
Thank you for posting this, good Sir...

John said...

Sounds great. Hope it works for you!


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