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    2001: A Space Odyssey (MGM, 1968). Rolled, Very Fine+. Italian Promotional Posters (12) (40" X 27.5").
    A giant step forward in the science fiction genre, this film set a new standard for special effects, and stood as the leading movie of its type until the coming of Star Wars in 1977. It should come as no surprise, then, that paper from this picture is considered extremely collectible, especially the rare and seldom-seen formats that were created to promote this groundbreaking release. Although the posters presented here were printed in Italy, we believe that they were intended for international use - note the lack of titles - as the Italians were printing a number of deluxe lobby sets for worldwide release at this time. Due to their size, we expect that these pieces were used mainly for premiere or other large attendance releases. Hence, they are extremely rare, potentially one of the rarest poster styles created for the original release of this landmark film. Offered here are what we believe to be a complete set and numbering twelve pieces, all featuring brilliant scenes from the film. The set of twelve has a corner bend and a tear in the border on one piece, and some light handling wear on all.




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    November, 2020
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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