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    The War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953). Lobby Card Set of 8 (11" X 14"). Based on the novel by H. G. Wells, and adapted from the radio play by Orson Welles that terrified the nation in 1938, this is the story of a Martian invasion of Earth, and the near-obliteration of humanity. Cecil B. DeMille first obtained the rights to Wells's novel in the mid-1920s, and at one point wanted Alfred Hitchcock to direct. Those plans fell through, and DeMille eventually turned all control of the picture over to George Pal, who ended up producing one of the most revered sci-fi films of the era. Boasting great acting and elaborate special effects, this film has remained a favorite with fans worldwide, making the paper associated with it very desirable. This set of cards is in fantastic condition. Cards #4 and #7 are Mint, the rest show just the most minor wear. It's a very attractive set and a key part of any serious sci-fi collection. Very Fine/Near Mint.

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