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    2001: A Space Odyssey (MGM, 1969). One Sheet (27" X 41") Psychedelic Eye Style.
    When MGM decided to revamp the advertising campaign for this Stanley Kubrick 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 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 wild posting (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 a highly coveted version of the 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. The poster has light creasing, edge wear, and one pinhole in the left and right border. Rolled, Very Fine.




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