The War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953). One Sheet...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionThe War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953). One Sheet (27" X 41").
One of the most engaging and unsettling movie posters from the 1950s sci-fi genre, this fan favorite features the grasping hand of a giant invading Martian, ready to pluck a couple of terrified Earthlings from their paranoid existence. The film could not have been more timely. America was deeply embroiled in the Cold War, afraid, more than anything else, of being "taken over" by an unstoppable alien (Communist) force. The Oscar-winning special effects still astound to this day and have made this film one of the most important of the era. Always in high demand, this one sheet has very slight fold separations and wear, light creases, pinholes in the corners, and a couple of minor border tears. Folded, Very Fine+.
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000.
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