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Pic: ArthurMitchell/BNPS<br />
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Left: George Mitchell inventor of the Mitchell Camera (Ctr), which was the industry standard for over fifty years and is still in use. Right: George J Mitchell jr - both standing in front of the American Society of Cinematographers clubs house in Hollywood (1967).<br />
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A poster for the 1931 horror movie Dracula that was gifted to a young film buff 70 years ago has been sold by his family for a world record £400,000.<br />
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The 41ins by 27ins advert is described as the 'holy grail' of movie posters and is just one of two left in the world.<br />
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It belonged the late George Mitchell jr whose son, Arthur, hung it on the back of his bedroom door for several years as a child.<br />
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After Arthur's parents died he and his brother James inherited the Dracula poster.