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    Things to Come (United Artists, 1936). One Sheet (27.5" X 41").
    It's been eight years since Heritage has had the pleasure of presenting the one sheet from Things to Come (1936), a crown jewel in the movie poster collecting hobby. 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 work, 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 look 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. Missing paper along the top, bottom and left border was replaced, and touchup has been applied to the folds, tiny chips in the crossfolds, and a chip in the bottom border. These signs of handling are no longer perceptible, making this poster an extraordinary, must-have display piece. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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