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    Godzilla (Trans World, 1956). Autographed One Sheet (27" X 41"). By 1954, the world had seen dozens of nuclear tests and were very aware of the mutating effects of radiation. Hollywood capitalized on these fears by starting a whole series of horror films featuring giant ants, mantis, scorpions, tarantulas, etc. Not to be outdone, though, were the Japanese. Their entry into the giant mutated monster came in the shape of a resurrected prehistoric lizard by the name of Godzilla! The King of the Monsters became so popular that he went on to make dozens of sequels, becoming one of the most successful film franchises in movie history. The posters for his first appearance are some of the most sought after, as the images are considered some of the best of the horror/sci-fi genre of the 1950s. This particular example is unique, in that it bears the title, "Gojira (Godzilla)" written in kanji in silver point, as well as the signature of the actor who first trampled Tokyo in the Godzilla costume, Haruo Nakajima, boldly signed in black Sharpie. For all you Godzilla fans, this is a unique piece of dai kaiju history. Fine on Linen.*

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