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") with Original Mailing Tube. Wilding Starchild Style.
When MGM decided to re-launch the 70mm prints of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey into New York theatres, the studio decided to revamp the ad campaign as well. The film had been in continuous release since April 1968 and due to that popularity, the studio decided it was time to refresh the ads. The two new posters created capitalized on the film's popularity among younger audiences that flocked to view its surreal ending. The tag line, "The Ultimate Trip" was used and the posters were distributed in a wilded campaign in New York City. Since they weren't being distributed by National Screen Service, none of that information was ever printed on the posters. The vast majority of these were glued to walls around the city for the wilded campaign and thus, were destroyed in the process. Included with the poster is the original mailing tube, measuring 2" in diameter and 33" in length, and features a studio address label with postage dated April 17, 1970. In great condition, this poster displays slight edge wear, soft creases, minor tears and nicks, and faint toning at the edges. There is a minute chip in the top left corner and a piece of archival tape bracing a tear on the verso.
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000.
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