Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    The Day the Earth Stood Still (20th Century Fox, 1951). Folded, Very Fine-. One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Regarded as one of the greatest science fiction films ever made, Robert Wise's classic set the bar for all other entries in the genre. A former editor for Orson Welles, Wise brilliantly instilled within the film a political subtext that reflected the anxieties of post-WWII America. Klaatu (Michael Rennie), a soft-spoken interplanetary traveler, brings forth a message of peace or destruction for Earthlings. The destruction part is personified by his robot bodyguard Gort, who can (and does) emit death rays when threatened. Always in popular demand, this classic one sheet displays well and shows light edge and fold wear, slight fold separations, soft creases, and minute tears. Other indications of handling include a few minor stains, unobtrusive ink stamp bleedthrough, faint image ghosting, as well as subtle tape stain bleedthrough at the upper crossfold.


    Estimate: $8,000 - $16,000.

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

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    November
    1st Friday
    Auction Dates
    November
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    74 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 114
    Auction Type
    Signature®:  Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through www.HA.com/Live. Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing Bid@HA.com or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

    Signature® Floor Sessions
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.

    Track Item