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    Godzilla (Trans World, 1956). Three Sheet (41" X 81").
    Inspired by both the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as the detonation of the first hydrogen bomb over the Bikini Atoll which rained unexpected fallout over a wide area and contaminated a Japanese fishing boat, Gojira (better known as Godzilla in the West) rose from the waters of Tokyo Bay to wreak terror and destruction upon a helpless mankind. Quick to capitalize on their new monster, Toho licensed Gojira to Trans World, who re-edited the picture, incorporating newly-shot scenes with American actor Raymond Burr as newspaper reporter Steve Martin, and renamed it Godzilla, King of the Monsters. The result was a hit on both sides of the Pacific. Offered here is a glorious, unused three sheet for the American release of this giant monster classic. Only some extra creasing at the folds - common in unused three sheets - and some slight crossfold separation keep this beauty from an even higher grade. Near Mint-.


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