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    The Thing from Another World (RKO, 1951). One Sheet (27" X 41"). One of the most significant sci-fi films of the Atomic Age, this picture, based on a short story by John W. Campbell, tells the story of a scientific research expedition at the Arctic circle who find an alien spaceship buried deep in the ice. They also find the pilot, who isn't quite as dead as he first appears! Directed by Howard Hawks, many credit this film with inaugurating the "killer alien comes to Earth" genre that became so popular in the 1950s. The poster, while extremely simple in its design, is exceptionally effective in promoting the sense of dread and unease felt throughout the film. This particular copy had some fold wear and crossfold separation, with an extra fold along the right edge and paint touch-ups. Additionally, the borders have been repaired to address several small missing pieces. All of these issues have been taken care of with professional restoration, resulting in a piece with rich colors and a great degree of eye-appeal that any sci-fi aficionado will be proud to own. Fine on Linen.

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    March, 2008
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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