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    The War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953). Poster (30" X 40") Style Z.
    H. G. Wells's gripping novel of an unexpected alien invasion of Earth was brilliantly brought to life on the big screen by producer George Pal in this science fiction special effects spectacular. Although Paramount secured the rights to this property in 1924 - originally, Cecil B. DeMille was intended to direct; Alfred Hitchcock was also attached to the project in the 1930s - it took until the early 1950s for filming to begin. The project almost came to a halt, however, when, two days into filming, the studio discovered that they only had the rights to make a silent version of the novel. Fortunately, the Wells estate gave permission for the picture to proceed. Offered here is a rare 30" X 40" poster for this classic film. It had pinholes in the corners, top left corner bends, a tear in the right border that extends into the image area, creasing throughout, a bottom left corner chip, small tears in the left side, and a small hole in the right side, but these slight flaws have all been addressed by expert professional restoration. The result is that the poster now looks out of this world! Fine on Linen.


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