War of the Worlds 1-Sheet Poster.

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War of the Worlds 1-Sheet Poster.
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This item SOLD at 2021 Sep 25 @ 10:26UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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(Paramount, 1953) An original U.S. 1-sheet poster for producer George Pal's Oscar-winning adaptation of the H.G. Wells' alien invasion classic, War of the Worlds. An otherworldly arm reaches down from the cosmos to snatch an unsuspecting couple in one of the most iconic pulp sci-fi designs from the 1950s. Folded as issued, the poster measures 40"x20" (the top and bottom blank borders were trimmed so that the poster would better fit in a frame) and is in very good condition. There is a tiny 2.5" long vertical strip of loss from the top right edge, an extra vertical fold on either side, cross fold separation, cello tape repair to the bottom cross fold on the reverse, clean corner and side staple holes, a few dark spots in the borders, and small areas of browning to the extreme edges. The red and yellow inks used for movie posters of the era are known to be volatile and prone to fading, yet the colors on this classic poster remain breathtakingly bright and vibrant. This is an opportunity to own a rare unrestored example of a quintessential sci-fi movie collectible.