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 Posted: Wed Jun 2nd, 2021 10:24 pm
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The Masque of the Red Death from 1964, staring Vincent Price, features a series of tarot cards during the closing credits of the movie. Although it is possible that these cards were created by the art department specifically for this movie, I am hoping that someone recognizes the cards as having come from an existing deck. The Empress, Hanged Man, and Death cards are not numbered, while the other Majors are numbered, indicating at least two different decks or artists.

Of particular interest is the card in the bottom left corner of the photo that features a water pitcher with legs, arms, and face, which has water pouring from its mouth. Also of interest are the Empress card (center of top row), who appears to have a duck's bill protruding from her bonnet, and the card in the upper right corner of the photo that features a figure inside a barrel.

I apologize for the poor quality of the photo, but it's a screen shot from the movie whose original blood-red image was very difficult to enhance. If I ever get my hands on the new 4K restoration of the film that came out earlier this year, I will try to upload a better photo.

Any information as to the origin of these cards will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Last edited on Thu Jun 3rd, 2021 03:35 am by Marcus

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