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    Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (Columbia, 1956). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Suggested by the non-fiction book, "Flying Saucers from Outer Space," by retired US Marine Corps Major Donald E. Keyhoe, this is one of the seminal saucer films of the 1950s, lifted from the realm of the merely mundane by the incredible stop-motion special effects work of Ray Harryhausen. Although the movie itself used quite a bit of stock footage from previous films such as "The War of the Worlds," "Rocketship X-M," and "The Day the Earth Stood Still," as well as footage of an air show crash, the launch of Viking rockets and crashes of German V-2s, the film is unforgettable due to the painstakingly created scenes of flying saucer-caused devastation, including a saucer crashing into Union Station, the destruction of the Capitol building, and the collapse of the Washington Monument. Few films of the period boasted production values as high as this, which explains its longlasting appeal. Offered here is a gorgeous three sheet to this highly desirable title, which uses artwork very similar to that found on the one sheet. It displays pinholes in the corners, minor edge chipping and minor tears at the corners, as well as pinhole separations at the crossfolds, although professional restoration and linenbacking has rendered these slight flaws all but invisible. Paper on this title has always been avidly sought after, making this a marvelous opportunity for anyone interested in 1950s sci-fi. Very Fine on Linen.

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