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    The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (Warner Brothers, 1953). Three Sheet (41" X 81").
    Nuclear tests in the arctic cause a carnivorous dinosaur buried in the ice to thaw out and make its way down the East Coast of North America, wreaking havoc in its wake. This was the first of the giant creature features, and Ray Harryhausen's effects were totally believable. It was directed by former Production Designer/Art Director Eugene Lourie who later directed Colossus of New York and The Giant Behemoth. The artwork on this three sheet is simply stunning. This is one one of the most impressive posters on this title by virtue of its sheer size. Conditions included corner and border pinholes, a small amount of fold wear, a small hole in the left corner, and a chip where the two sections join, all of which has been addressed with professional restoration. This large format is exceedingly rare and we have never before offered a copy. Fine- on Linen.

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