The Phantom of the Opera dedicated blog of batherik that focused on the original Leroux book but happily bleeds into other media of the story. Please be welcome to send me asks and discuss Phantom!

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fdelopera:

fdelopera:

prince-delphinium replied to your post:
does anyone have an original 1911 copy? i’ve been looking to buy one forever.

You can often find copies of the 1911 1st American edition of Phantom of the Opera (the edition with André Castaigne’s illustrations) on eBay and ABEBooks. I found a copy for under $100 on eBay (I believe it was around $95), and you can occasionally find them for that price, though they are often listed for more.

Be patient and keep searching. Unless a 1st American edition comes with the ultra-rare original dust jacket (which shows André Castaigne’s illustration of Red Death), it is not worth the hundreds (or occasionally thousands) of dollars that online booksellers often list it for.

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When you are looking for a 1st American edition, try to find an copy with all of the illustrations intact. André Castaigne’s artwork is so beautiful that many people who bought the 1st American edition removed the color plates from the book and framed them! That is likely why my 1st edition copy is missing the frontis illustration (which is the same illustration of Red Death that was used for the front cover).

Another caveat when you are looking for a 1st American edition is make sure that it is not the reprinted photoplay edition (which was published as a tie-in to the 1925 Lon Chaney film).

The 1st American edition was published by Bobbs-Merrill, and looks like this. You can identify it by its gold leaf lettering on the front:

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The reprinted edition was published by Grosset & Dunlap, and looks like this. It has black lettering instead of gold leaf (uninformed eBay sellers will occasionally list this as the 1st edition, but it is not):

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Also, when you are searching for a 1st American edition, be on the lookout for a 1st edition/1st printing. You will know that a Bobbs-Merrill 1st edition is also a 1st printing by the stamp of Braunworth & Co. on the copyright page:

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Since I posted this info, I learned that this is most likely the artwork that was on the American 1st Edition, 1st Printing of Phantom of the Opera (images from facsimiledustjackets.com):

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The 1st Edition, 2nd Printing likely featured Castaigne’s painting of Erik as Red Death on the Grand Escalier:

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kelleyham:

phantom of the opera 3 anyone???

(raminkloo gave me the idea to draw some phantom, and it’s her birthday in like an hour!)

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glassprism:

Since the sites that usually have links for these have gone down, here they are again:
CAST RECORDINGS:
The Phantom of the Opera London Cast Highlights (1986)
http://www.mediafire.com/?5q443ybbfy7zhr8
The Phantom of the Opera London Cast Recording (1986)
Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman, Steve Barton
http://www.mediafire.com/?i9qd2lg1dz8udge
The Phantom of the Opera Japanese Cast Recording (1988)
Masachika Ichimura, Ryoko Nomura, Yuichiro Yamaguchi
www.mediafire.com/?scdfd6w2333b3k4
The Phantom of the Opera Canadian Cast Recording (1989)
Colm Wilkinson, Rebecca Caine, Byron Nease
http://www.mediafire.com/?122s7z9x81p9xqk
The Phantom of the Opera Vienna Cast Recording (1989)
Alexander Goebel, Luzia Nistler, Alfred Pfeifer
http://www.mediafire.com/?0gg9dk89cwpzq25
The Phantom of the Opera Swedish Cast Recording (1989)
Mikael Samuelsson, Elisabeth Berg, Bengt Norfors
http://www.mediafire.com/?ud5o16cw416mugc
The Phantom of the Opera Hamburg Cast Recording (1990)
Peter Hofmann, Anna Maria Kauffman, Hartwig Rudolz
http://www.mediafire.com/?iu5qxh5zqz85dgd
The Phantom of the Opera Japanese Cast Recording (1992)
Yuichiro Yamaguchi, Kyoko Suzuki, Kanji Ishimaru
http://www.mediafire.com/?ihh8y06tn1ldwmc
The Phantom of the Opera Dutch Cast Recording (1993)
Henk Poort, Joke de Kruijf, Peter De Smet
http://www.mediafire.com/?bsbnvfing5ap8at
The Phantom of the Opera Basel Cast Recording (1996)
Florian Schneider, Ute Baum, Bjorn Olsson
http://www.mediafire.com/?mrssmng4vonnh9s
The Phantom of the Opera Japanese Cast Recording (1999)
Kiyotaka Imai, Rumi Iryo, Daisuke Yanase
http://www.mediafire.com/?x6veteb98jjl51t
The Phantom of the Opera Mexican Cast Recording (1999)
Juan Navarro, Irasema Terrazas, Jose Joel
http://www.mediafire.com/?ba0u3jt9q4a2loz
The Phantom of the Opera Korean Cast Recording (2000)
Young-Seok Yoon, Hye-Kyoung Lee, Ryu Jung-Han
http://www.mediafire.com/?u1sga22skurhbc8
The Phantom of the Opera Hungarian Cast Recording (2003)
Sandor Sasvari, Andrea Maho, Zoltan Miller
http://www.mediafire.com/?m8th3yhk9ju39ek
The Phantom of the Opera Unofficial Brazil Cast Recording (2005)
Saulo Vasconcelos, Kiara Sasso, Nando Prado
http://www.mediafire.com/?ugs0nn29k608gvd
The Phantom of the Opera Polish Cast Recording (2008)
Damian Aleksander, Paulina Janczak, Marcin Mrozinski
http://www.mediafire.com/?jh2zau4p7y6av6d
The Phantom of the Opera Korean Cast Recording (2009)
Yang Jun-mo/Yoon Yeong-Suk, Kim So-Hyon/Choi Hyon-Ju, Jeong Sang-Yun/Hong Gwang-Ho
http://www.mediafire.com/?crfc9igoy2vmlfa
CONCERTS, DEMOS, STUDIO RECORDINGS:
The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Cast Recording (2011)
Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess, Hadley Fraser
http://www.4shared.com/rar/0cIz0eCp/POTO_25th_Anniversary_Recordin.html
The Phantom of the Opera Russian Demo Recording
Anatoliy Lomunov, Olga Shanina
http://www.mediafire.com/?tbnaflzoropx0pj
The Phantom of the Opera 1st Studio Cast Recording
Michael Heath, Kira Bronte
http://www.mediafire.com/?j9jajjvc49954i6
The Phantom of the Opera 2nd Studio Cast Recording
Graham Bickley, Claire Moore, John Barrowman
http://www.mediafire.com/?c870i1ry9d49974
The Phantom of the Opera 3rd Studio Cast Recording
Ethan Freeman, Claire Moore, John Barrowman
http://www.mediafire.com/?l7pl05w8rt4kshw
SOUNDTRACKS:
The Phantom of the Opera 2004 English Film Soundtrack
Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson
http://www.mediafire.com/?m8th3yhk9ju39ek
The Phantom of the Opera 2004 Canadian-French Film Soundtrack
Laurent Ban, Fabian Richard
http://www.mediafire.com/?wex8fnsejx1o1n3
The Phantom of the Opera 2004 French Film Soundtrack
Laurent Bàn, Cécilia Cara, Damien Sargue
http://www.mediafire.com/?hgv2cl6qdbc624q
The Phantom of the Opera 2004 German Film Soundtrack
Uwe Kroeger, Jana Werner, Carsten Lepper
http://www.mediafire.com/?uqkrb5turnto8yy
The Phantom of the Opera 2004 Italian Film Soundtrack
Luca Velletri, Renata Fusco, Pietro Pignatelli
http://www.mediafire.com/?y8vvsjdvjy8e0h1
The Phantom of the Opera 2004 Japanese Film Soundtrack
Osamu Takai, Miyuki Numao, Masayuki Sano
www.mediafire.com/?n9ife9da9cwuf40
The Phantom of the Opera 2004 Spanish Film Soundtrack
Juan Carlos Barona, Julia Möller, Paco Arrojo
http://www.mediafire.com/?9l0vjd5ydcduox1
The Phantom of the Opera Unofficial Spanish Recording
Camilo Sesto, Isabel Patton, Pablo Abraira
http://www.mediafire.com/?bvghealyu14pc5p

The Phantom of the Opera Almansa Highlights Recording
http://www.mediafire.com/?ajuntfex3benikm

BONUS:

The Phantom of the Opera Karaoke Album (1997)
http://www.mediafire.com/?l8npx615w25sxpy

The Phantom of the Opera 2004 Film Instrumental
http://www.mediafire.com/?pcb6g2jumf0626c

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kinomatika:

Commission for http://rookstarfire.tumblr.com/

i really like chiaroscuro ok im sORRY

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Raoul and 16?

elf-in-mirror:

Hello! Still doing these, yes - I have far too litle time to draw so things are going slow! *aplogizes humbly*

But here’s a cartoony kiddo Raoul being all galant ^^

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phanwolf:

ink brush erik

#B)
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kelleyham:

phantom and raoul overcome their differences to raise gustave in an awkward family comedy

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fdelopera:

Pauvre malheureux Erik. :(

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alvadee:

Mlle Daaé and her easily blushing forehead.