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    Godzilla (Trans World, 1956). Lobby Cards (2) (11" X 14").
    Originally, producer Tomoyuki Tanaka wanted to film Gojira (the Japanese title of the film) using the stop-motion animation techniques that Willis O'Brien had used so effectively in King Kong (1933). When special effects genius Eiji Tsubaraya told Tanaka that to make the movie in that way would take many years and cost millions of yen, Tanaka abandoned that idea and allowed Tsuburaya to create the "suitmation" technique that would eventually bring Godzilla to life. An interesting note about the card that features Akihiko Hirata as Dr. Serizawa and Momoko Kochi as Emiko: this scene never actually appears in the film! These cards are in superb condition. Only a single pinhole in the center of each card keeps this lot from an even higher grade. Near Mint-.


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