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    The War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B. One of the rarest and most sought after posters for a 50s sci-fi film, this style B half sheet showing the Martian warships is considered to be the most desirable of all the original release posters. Based on the famous H.G. Wells novel, "War of the Worlds" was first optioned by Paramount to be a silent film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. When the studio finally got around to filming it, the property was given to George Pal, the special effects master, who moved the setting to modern-day California. The sleekly designed warships still look spectacular and the then state-of-the art special effects still look good. This is definitely still one of the top science fiction film classics of all time. This wonderful poster is in very nice condition, with only minor edge wear, two 1" edge tears on the bottom border and light fold lines. Very Fine+.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2006
    14th-15th Tuesday-Wednesday
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