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    The Phantom Empire (Mascot, 1935). Six Sheet (81" X 81").
    If you ask some people born before 1926 what their most significant movie memories are, most would mention serials, and at least half would mention this famous serial by title. Gene Autry stars in this chapterplay that deals with an underground civilization of Muranians whose culture is far more advanced than those on Earth. Autry stumbles into the secret caverns beneath his "Radio Ranch" and must stay out of a war brewing between the inhabitants of Mu and Earth. Part science fiction, part Western--this serial had it all. The posters for this title have always been very rare, and this is the only copy of the six sheet that we are aware of. Large format posters like this one were printed in far fewer quantities than their smaller-sized counterparts. Most were put up on the exterior of the theater and many were cut up to make theater displays, as the pressbooks advised. The chances of finding a six sheet from a pre-WWII poster are slim. There was some fold separation with slight paper loss. Very Fine on Linen.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2011
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
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