Favourite Phantom photos #25: Davis Gaines and Lisa Vroman.
So this came today… (I’m trying not to lose my shit, and not really succeeding!)
Yes, this is a 1910 1st edition of Gaston Leroux’s Le Fantôme de l’Opéra.
And I would like to clear up a little bit of misinformation about the 1st French edition. André Castaigne’s illustrations did not first appear in the 1st French edition (despite what you will read on Wikipedia, and in various other print and online sources). They were commissioned by the American publishing company, Bobbs-Merrill, and appeared for the first time in the 1st American Edition of The Phantom of the Opera.
This is also why Castaigne’s illustrations do not appear in the 1st British edition published by Mills-Boon. If you look at the illustrations closely, you will see that they are all copyright 1911 by Bobbs-Merrill. They were never copyrighted by Lafitte.
I think this confusion happened because people assumed that since Castaigne was French, he must have illustrated the French edition of Phantom. However, Castaigne had made a name for himself as an illustrator for American publishing companies. Though I am sure that Castaigne being French was an added bonus for Bobbs-Merrill.
Mathias Edenborn the new phantom of the opera in Hamburg <3
Yes-YES-yes. THAT’S an awesome promo photo.
I have and forever shall tag any Phantom of the Opera fan art (mine or others) as “phan art” because I refuse to relinquish it to that other fanbase.
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I have no idea, but it’s going to be fun finding out!
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As promised, here is the winning phantoon debuting exclusively here on Tumblr: “Parisian Quiche”
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