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    2001: A Space Odyssey (MGM, 1968). One Sheet (27" X 41"). When MGM decided to revamp the advertising campaign for this blockbuster film in 1969 they chose the tagline "The Ultimate Trip." The "eye" poster, as this poster is most often referred to, was conceived for the 1969, 70mm relaunch in New York while the film was still playing around the country in its original 1968 standard 35mm format. This poster was primarily used for wilding (i.e.posting on building sites, etc.). It was therefore printed in a smaller quantity than the "star child" poster, the campaign's principal image, which was retained for subsequent releases for the next decade. Some of the "eye" posters were displayed at the Ziegfeld Theatre, but as a secondary image, and never for newspaper ads, etc. It is therefore the rarest of all the U.S. one sheets for "2001: A Space Odyssey." The original printing of the "eye" and "star child" posters have no NSS or other information in the bottom border, as they were created in rush time, not knowing if the campaign would take. After the successful New York opening, the campaign was adapted in other U.S. cities. This beautiful poster is rolled and in near mint/mint condition. We sold another copy of this very rare poster for $13,800 in July 2005. Rolled, Near Mint/Mint.


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