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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, 70 mm relaunch in New York while the film was still playing around the country in its original 1968 standard 35 mm 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 copy has been put onto archival linen and had only pinholes in several of the corners as well as some wear to the lower left corner and minor edge wear. There was a very small amount of color touch-up within the image. This is a brilliant copy of a classic image! Very Fine on Linen.

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