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    Just Imagine (Fox, 1930). Title Lobby Card and Lobby Cards (2). (11" X 14"). Set in the far-flung year of 1980, "Just Imagine" tells the story of a man revived in that year and shown the wonders of the future, including babies that come from vending machines, dirigible airliners, videophones, numbers instead of names, and a rocket trip to Mars. Considered by many to be the very first science fiction film of the sound era - and certainly the very first science fiction musical - this picture starred El Brendel, a former vaudevillian and popular comedian who used a hokey Swedish accent in his many movie roles. Making this movie extra special is the fact that it featured the first examples of the electrical wizardry of Kenneth Strickfaden, who would go on to achieve fame through his galvanic accomplishments in 1931's "Frankenstein." Also, one can see cityscapes and rocketships from this production in Universal's "Flash Gordon" and "Buck Rogers" serials. This lot includes a Title Card and two scene cards. The Title Card shows some tanning at the borders and a very small, light stain on the "A" of "Imagine. There's also a small spot of touchup on the lower right portion of the title card. Both scene cards have been trimmed at the right border, both now measuring 13.75". One scene card has a 1" chip out of the bottom left corner, and there's a small smudge on the right border of the same card. Both scene cards feature the lovely Maureen O'Hara, and the whole lot is a wonderful opportunity to acquire some very attractive paper from a significant film in the history of science fiction. Title Card: Very Fine-; Scene Cards: Fine+.

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