Things to Come (United Artists, 1936). One Sheet (...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionThings to Come (United Artists, 1936). One Sheet (27.25" X 40.75").
Deservedly residing in the pantheon of all-time greatest film posters, this piece represents a rare opportunity for the discriminating collector. This one sheet was inspired by the science fiction film produced by Alexander Korda and directed by William Cameron Menzies, with the screenplay written by H.G. Wells as a loose adaptation of his own 1933 novel, The Shape of Things to Come, and his 1931 non-fiction piece, The Work, Wealth and Happiness of Mankind. Predictions of the world's future, from the prescient visions of World War II to the wildly imaginative ideas of life in 2035, fill this epic British production. Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson and Cedric Hardwicke star in this vision one hundred years ahead, with events ranging from global war to devastating plague to ultra-modern reconstruction. The posters for this very early science fiction epic have always been very scarce, and this copy is magnificent. The 1930s deco-designed vision of the future this glorious poster depicts speaks right to the heart of dedicated sci-fi collectors. The piece has retained nice color and has had the benefit of restoration on linen, with touchup applied to the folds, a small scratch in the right background, a minor bit of paper loss near the left border, and pinholes in the interior, a few of which are still visible. There are a couple of faint scuffs in the interior that have not been addressed. There was a slight uneven trim along the borders with a few chips, with one at the bottom extending slightly into the lower background. The borders have been airbrushed. Fine+ on Linen.
Estimate: $15,000 - $30,000.
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