Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    The Day the Earth Stood Still (20th Century Fox, 1951). Very Good on Linen. Three Sheet (41" X 79").
    One of the biggest and most popular titles in science fiction, this iconic 50's invasion flick possesses a vast fanbase that is always on the lookout for its exceptional posters. With a political metaphor hidden in the trappings of a thrilling alien adventure, The Day the Earth Stood Still had a lasting influence on numerous future entries in the sci-fi genre, as well as a subtle impact in the minds of Cold War era audience members. 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. The poster has had touchup to the folds and tears within the image, including Patricia Neal's head, legs, and arms. There were also some chips and paper loss within the interior, notably around Gort's hand and in his body, the background, and in the film credits. The borders were also trimmed by 1/2" to 1," but still retained the original copyright information at the bottom. The restoration to all of this is truly extraordinary, giving the poster a magnificent appearance.


    Please see full-color, enlargeable images above for more details.

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 508

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on Nov 21, 2020 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 November 20 - 21 Movie Posters Signature Auction.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Grey is a true asset to Heritage Auctions and Heritage Auctions are a true asset to the Movie Poster Hobby.
    Jim G.,
    Ray, MI
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Auction #162125 spotlights


    Horror of Dracula (Universal International, 1958). Folded, Fine/Very Fine. One Sheet (27" X 41")
    BID NOW


    In a Lonely Place (Columbia, 1950). Folded, Fine-. One Sheet (27" X 41").
    BID NOW


    Godzilla vs. the Thing (American International, 1964). Folded, Very Fine. Three Sheet (41" X 79")
    BID NOW


    Goldfinger (United Artists, 1964). Fine+. Lobby Card Set of 8 (11" X 14")
    BID NOW


    Target Earth (Allied Artists, 1954). Very Fine- on Linen. Three Sheet (41" X 79").
    BID NOW


    Freaks (Excelsior, R-1949). Folded, Fine. Three Sheet (41" X 78").
    BID NOW


    Just Around the Corner (20th Century Fox, 1938). Folded, Fine/Very Fine. Six Sheet (79.5" X 78.25")
    BID NOW


    Play Misty For Me (Universal, 1971). Folded, Very Fine-. British Quad (30" X 40").
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search