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    Things to Come (United Artists, 1936). Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    Science fiction fans will be thrilled to see this original release half sheet from the 1936 film adaptation of H.G. Wells' 1933 novel, The Shape of Things to Come, and his 1931 non-fiction work, The Work, Wealth and Happiness of Mankind. Wells was on hand to write the screenplay for the picture, which was produced by Alexander Korda and directed by William Cameron Menzies. 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 glimpse 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 movie have always been very scarce, and this paperbacked half sheet is as thrilling as the film. There is a bit of vertical creasing with small chips and tears in the borders, but the image area looks fantastic after touchup to the folds. A major acquisition for sci-fi fanatics and a first for Heritage! Fine on Paper.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2014
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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