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    The Day the Earth Stood Still (20th Century Fox, 1951). Very Fine on Linen. Three Sheet (41" X 78.5").
    Although this wasn't the first film to start the sci-fi craze of the 1950s, it was arguably the most important. Director Robert Wise gave the genre legitimacy when he created the first "serious" science fiction epic that asked pertinent questions about how man would react to learning that we are not alone in our universe. Wise perfectly encapsulated the growing anxiety of American citizens as the world advanced into the Atomic Age, personifying hope for diplomacy and the fear of utter destruction in the film's extra-terrestrial visitors. Not only does the three sheet have an exceptional image of Gort at his most menacing, but it is one of the few advertisements to actually feature the image of leading actress Patricia Neal. Professional touchup on this excellent three sheet includes corrections to fold wear and separations, creases, and a few small tears and chips. There are couple of unaddressed surface scratches in the background.


    Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000.

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