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    The War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    With its giant, menacing Martian hand, this 1950s sci-fi one sheet would make a great companion piece to the Invasion of the Body Snatchers one sheet with its oversized handprint imagery (also found in this auction). Both are highly representative of the American consciousness of the era. The U.S. was deeply embroiled in the Cold War and many citizens were afraid, more than anything else, of being "taken over" by an unstoppable alien (Communist) force. The Oscar-winning special effects still work to this day, and the posters are an excellent reminder of that mastery. Prior to restoration, the poster showed fold wear, pinholes in the corners, and small paper loss in the blue planet along the fold line. Very Fine- on Linen.


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    July, 2016
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