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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 1950s science fiction film, this rare 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", it 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 one of the top science fiction film classics of all time. The poster had fold wear with a crossfold separation in the center, one small chip each on the left and the right edges at the middle horizontal fold, and pinholes around the borders. Due to an expert restoration, all these defects have been rendered virtually invisible and the poster looks spectacular. The colors remain vibrant. Fine on Paper.

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    November, 2007
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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