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    The War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1954). Danish One Sheet (24.25" X 33").
    Danish artist Wenzel got the image right for this poster of H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. The film is a landmark in the science fiction genre as producers knew it would be a major hit. On Halloween night of 1938, Orson Welles had broadcast a fake newscast using Wells' story as the basis of his radio play. He thought it a good prank but was shocked when so many people around the country thought Martians were really attacking the planet. The producers of this film, using that notoriety, knew their film would be a major hit as well, as their film had a solid plot to build on. On this amazing poster, five Martian warships can be seen attacking the city of Los Angeles. The poster has light crimps and wear to the edges and a five inch fold separation on the right lower horizontal fold. Very Fine.


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