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    The War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B.
    This highly regarded and avidly sought half sheet was inspired by a film with quite an interesting backstory. 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 that have been touched up: slight fold wear, pinholes in the corners, a pinhole in the top right corner background, and two small tears in the right border that extend just slightly into the background. With its vivid colors, this particular example represents a highly significant collecting opportunity. Very Fine- on Paper.


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2015
    28th-29th Saturday-Sunday
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