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    The War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B.
    While working on When Worlds Collide in 1951, producer George Pal went through Paramount's script archive and found drafts for an unproduced film of H. G. Wells' novel, War of the Worlds. He discarded these versions and asked Barre Lyndon to write a new one. The result is an historic and powerful film with remarkable special effects that make the Martian onslaught against humanity even more harrowing. For sci-fi poster collectors, this glorious Style B half sheet filled with indelible imagery of invading alien warships is one of the most iconic of the genre, and one of the more elusive. The poster had minimal signs of handling (small tears in the borders and a small chip in the top left corner), which have been repaired. With its brilliant colors, this particular example represents a highly significant collecting opportunity. Rolled, Very Fine-.




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