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    Rocketship X-M (Lippert, 1950). Lobby Card Set of 8 (11" X 14").
    We know that the US was involved in a "Race to Space" in the 1960s, but did you know that the movies started the space race in 1950? Lippert Pictures took advantage of Producer George Pal's advertising for his film Destination Moon by churning out this film as fast as they could and releasing it in theatres several weeks before Pal's feature. And although the films title refers to a lunar expedition (X-M is Expedition Moon) the actual destination of the rocket was Mars. Apparently a legal threat from George Pal was enough to scare this rocket off course. The cards for this film are fairly scarce and have minor issues such as tears, pinholes and a corner chip off of card #5. From the collection of Wade Williams. Very Good/Fine.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    18th-19th Friday-Saturday
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