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    The Day the Earth Stood Still (20th Century Fox, 1951). Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    This film remains a top pick of most science-fiction buffs, and this incredible half sheet has some of the best imagery of any poster from the genre. Based on the story "Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates, the picture set the tone for alien invasion pictures of the 1950s. Directed by Robert Wise, the movie introduces audiences to Klaatu, a mild-mannered space traveler whose sidekick is Gort, a colossal robot. When their spacecraft lands near the White House they try to convince humankind to end its war mongering. The only poster other than the title card to feature Klaatu within the artwork, this will be the crown jewel of any well conceived sci-fi collection! Professional restoration has addressed a tear in the right border into the background, two small holes in the title credits, a bottom border tear with a chip, vertical creasing on the right side, and the borders have been trimmed and restored. From the collection of Wade Williams. Very Good/Fine on Paper.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    18th-19th Friday-Saturday
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