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    The War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B. One of the most sought after posters for a 50s sci-fi film, this style B half sheet showing the Martian warships is considered to be the most desirable of all the original release posters for this classic film. Based on the famous H.G. Wells novel, "War of the Worlds" was first optioned by Paramount to be a silent film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. When the studio finally got around to filming it, the property was given to George Pal, the special effects master, who moved the setting to modern-day California. The sleekly designed warships still look spectacular and the then state-of-the art special effects still look good. This is definitely still one of the top science fiction film classics of all time. This great poster had several small tears in the lower border, one of which is "u" shaped. There were a couple of very small tears in the left border. there was a minor tip of a corner off of the upper left corner. This has all been beautifully corrected with professional restoration which makes this wonderful rolled copy look mint. The colors on this copy are as bright as the day the poster was printed! Very Fine+.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    7th-8th Friday-Saturday
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