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    The War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953). Poster (30" X 40") Style Y.
    George Pal's vivid, unforgettable version of the H.G. Wells classic has been a favorite of science fiction fans for decades. Paramount secured the rights to this property in 1924 originally, and Cecil B. DeMille was scheduled to direct. Alfred Hitchcock was also attached to the project in the 1930s, but it took until the early 1950s for filming to begin. The project almost came to a halt, however, when two days into filming, the studio discovered that they only had the rights to make a silent version of the novel. Fortunately, the Wells estate gave permission for the picture to proceed. Offered here is the rarely seen 30" x 40" Style Y poster with mayhem unfolding in vivid purple and gold. Heritage is proud to offer this version for the first time, and with different artwork than the other paper for the film, this piece will be in high demand with sci-fi collectors. Minor handling includes pinholes in in the corners, edge wear with tears, surface paper loss in the bottom right corner, and light creasing. Rolled, Fine/Very Fine.




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    Auction Dates
    November, 2012
    29th-30th Thursday-Friday
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