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    2001: A Space Odyssey (MGM, 1968). One Sheet (27" X 41"). So you think you have seen this one sheet before and it seems pretty common? Think again. This one sheet was distributed at the same time as the "Psychedelic Eye" one sheet, which we have sold for $13,800 in a past auction. When MGM decided to revamp the advertising campaign for this blockbuster film in 1969, they chose the tagline "The Ultimate Trip." The "Eye" and the "Star Child" posters were 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.). The "Star Child" was retained for subsequent releases for the next decade and thus the image is the more common of the two. 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. This is the first time we have seen a copy of this scarce first printing of the 1969 "Star Child" poster. It is rolled with just the most minor edge wear. Very Fine+.

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