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    2001: A Space Odyssey (MGM, 1969). Psychedelic Eye One Sheet (27" X 41").
    When MGM decided to revamp the advertising campaign for this Stanley Kubrick blockbuster film in 1969 they chose the tagline "The Ultimate Trip." The "eye" poster, as this poster is most often referred to, was conceived for the 1969, 70mm relaunch in New York while the film was still playing around the country in its original 1968 standard 35mm format. This poster was primarily used for wild posting (i.e. posting on building sites, etc.). It was therefore printed in a smaller quantity than the "star child" poster, the campaign's principal image, which was retained for subsequent releases for the next decade. Some of the "eye" posters were displayed at the Ziegfeld Theatre, but as a secondary image, and never for newspaper ads, etc. It is therefore a highly coveted version of the one sheets for 2001: A Space Odyssey. The original printing of the "eye" and "star child" posters have no NSS or other information in the bottom border, as they were created in rush time, not knowing if the campaign would take. This very clean copy of the poster has a single pinhole in each corner, some minor chipping on the folds of the glossy surface and a very tiny separation at the lower cross fold. One of the most scarce posters produced during the 1960s, this is a wonderful example. Folded, Very Fine.


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