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    The War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953). Folded, Fine+. One Sheet (27" X 41").
    One of the most engaging and unsettling movie posters from the 1950s sci-fi genre, this fan favorite features the grasping hand of a giant invading Martian, ready to pluck a couple of terrified Earthlings from their paranoid existence. The film could not have been more timely. America was deeply embroiled in the Cold War, afraid, more than anything else, of being "taken over" by an unstoppable alien (Communist) force. The Oscar-winning special effects still astound to this day and have made this film one of the most important of the era. Always in high demand, this one sheet has light edge and fold wear, slight fold separations, pinholes, and mild creases. There are a few very minor tears and minute chips at the edges. The poster also has a small piece of cellophane tape in the lower border, a couple of small strips of cellophane tape on the verso, as well as stains with paper lifts in the lower title and hand. Folded, Fine+.


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