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    Godzilla (Toho, 1956). French Petite (23.5" X 31.5"). Inspired by several very real events - the atomic bombing of Japan at Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II, the hydrogen bomb explosion at the Bikini Atoll in March, 1954, and the subsequent irradiation of the fishing boat Daigo Fukuryu Maru - Gojira made his silver screen debut in this eponymously-titled film on November 3, 1954. A modern-day metaphor for the horrors of the nuclear nightmare that had been unleashed upon the world, the film struck a responsive chord in the Japanese public, the only nation ever to suffer through an atomic attack. Gojira, or Godzilla as he was rechristened when he made his Western film debut, was an instant hit, and has since starred in the most successful film franchise in movie history. Offered here is the original French petite with art by A. Poucel. Very Fine on Linen.

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