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    The War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953). Six Sheet (79" X 80.5").
    H.G. Wells' Martian invasion tale is one of the most influential works in the history of science fiction. The classic story of Earth's battle with beings from Mars has been adapted several times over multiple forms of media, including a television series, a famous radio drama by Orson Welles, comic books, and motion pictures. Of all the film versions, it is director Byron Haskin's take that truly stands out. Featuring ground breaking special effects by George Pal (for which he would earn an Academy Award), along with the acting talents of Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, and Les Tremayne, the film still manages to terrify and thrill audiences of all ages. On a grander scale than the other poster formats for the film, the six sheet showcases the iconic image of a massive three-fingered alien appendage extending from darkened skies to snatch a terrified human couple. Paper of this size from the film is quite rare, as far fewer six sheets were produced than one sheets. Making for an overwhelmingly impressive display, this is a rare opportunity not to be missed by serious collectors. Touchup has addressed chips in the top horizontal fold, fold wear, and small chips at the crossfolds. There are post-restoration scratches in the black background and stains in the right border. Fine+ on Linen.


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