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    The War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953). Fine/Very Fine. Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B.
    While working on When Worlds Collide in 1951, producer George Pal went through Paramount's script archive and found drafts for an unproduced film of H. G. Wells' novel, War of the Worlds. He discarded these versions and asked Barre Lyndon to write a new one. The result is an historic and powerful film with remarkable special effects that make the Martian onslaught against humanity even more harrowing. For sci-fi poster collectors, this glorious Style B half sheet filled with indelible imagery of invading alien warships is one of the most iconic of the genre, and one of the more elusive. Professional touchup has been applied to the folds, creases, and a few tears into the interior. The borders have been airbrushed to address a couple of small paper lifts and the verso has also been airbrushed. There is a minor post-restoration chip with a minute tear in the lower right border, but this is barely noticeable when compared to the rest of this fantastic poster.




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