2001: A Space Odyssey (MGM, 1969). Rolled, Very Fine+....Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Description2001: A Space Odyssey (MGM, 1969). Rolled, Very Fine+. One Sheet (27" X 41"). Psychedelic Eye Style.
It has been cited as one of the greatest films ever made and after nearly 50 years, still retains that distinction. But when the film opened in 1968, it created as much controversy as it did sensation. The surreal ending that could be interpreted in a number of different ways captured the imaginations of audiences -- especially the younger generation. An enterprising ad man named Mike Kaplan, working for MGM, capitalized on this when the film's 70 mm prints were re-launched in New York City in March, 1970 and produced two posters that used the tagline, "The Ultimate Trip." One poster featured the Starchild that appears in the film's closing moments and the other featured a psychedelic eye with the Starchild at its center as the campaign was created to give the film a greater human dimension. These posters were used exclusively for the campaigns as wilding posters around New York City and other metropolitan areas. Wilding posters were meant to be posted on temporary construction sight walls and anywhere that one could paste a one sheet poster! Thus, these are the rarest of all 2001: A Space Odyssey one sheets. Neither of the two styles of wilding posters had the NSS information printed in the borders. In great condition the poster displays light signs of handling such as slight edge wear, light creases, and very minor tears. There is a small nick in the lower right corner.
Estimate: $8,000 - $16,000.
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