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    Godzilla (Trans World, 1956). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B.
    Inspired by both King Kong (1933) and The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953), Godzilla (Gojira in his original Japanese incarnation), quickly became one of the biggest stars of the Japanese cinema, eventually setting a record for most films in a single franchise. Originally, producer Tomoyuki Tanaka wanted his monster brought to life through stop motion animation, as King Kong had been, but special effects expert Eiji Tsuburaya told him that the process would take too long - upwards of seven years! Instead, Tsuburaya developed a foam and latex costume to be worn by a stunt man on a miniature set, and suitmation was born. A massive hit in Japan, the film quickly came to America, edited to include Raymond Burr as newspaperman Steve Martin. The half sheet offered here is from that first American release. It shows edge wear, pinholes in the corners, creasing, a long tear from the left border into the image area, cellophane tape on the reverse, and a small tear in the right border. In spite of these slight flaws, this is still a very desirable, and highly attractive, poster, that will surly be the pride of any collection. Folded, Very Good/Fine.


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