Description

    Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (Columbia, 1956). Three Sheet (41" X 78.75").
    Adapted from the non-fiction book, Flying Saucers from Outer Space, by retired US Marine Corps Major Donald E. Keyhoe, this is one of the seminal saucer films of the 1950s, lifted from the realm of the merely mundane by the incredible stop-motion special effects work of Ray Harryhausen. Although the movie itself used quite a bit of stock footage from previous films such as The War of the Worlds, Rocketship X-M, and The Day the Earth Stood Still, as well as footage of an air show crash, the launch of Viking rockets and crashes of German V-2s, the film is unforgettable due to the painstakingly created scenes of flying saucer-caused devastation, including a saucer crashing into Union Station, the destruction of the Capitol building, and the collapse of the Washington Monument. Few films of the period boasted production values as high as this, which explains its longlasting appeal. This impressive three sheet shares artwork very similar to that found on the one sheet. It shows light bleed through in the title from a stamp on the verso, fold wear, and cross fold chips, although professional restoration and linenbacking has rendered these slight flaws all but invisible. Paper on this title has always been avidly sought, and this three sheet should be at the top of the list for 1950s sci-fi buffs. Very Fine on Linen.


    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Movie Poster - Rolled (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 450

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Floor auctions

    Open for bidding: (View All)

    Fine Art
    Ends on 01/30/2018

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 20 days left to consign to the 2018 April 7 - 8 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Grey is a true asset to Heritage Auctions and Heritage Auctions are a true asset to the Movie Poster Hobby.
    Jim G.,
    Ray, MI
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Auction #161804 spotlights


    20 Million Miles to Earth (Columbia, 1957). Autographed One Sheet Style A
    BID NOW


    Tower of London (Universal, 1939). One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Gone with the Wind (MGM, 1940). Window Card
    BID NOW


    Yankee Doodle Dandy (Warner Brothers, 1942). Linen Finish Lobby Card
    BID NOW


    Horror of Dracula (Universal International, 1958). One Sheet
    BID NOW


    A Night in Casablanca (United Artists, 1946). Lobby Card
    BID NOW


    The Falcon in Danger (RKO, 1943). One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Help! (United Artists, 1965). Three Sheet
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 November 18 - 19 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 November 18 - 19 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,845,061
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    REALIZED $42,852.31