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Auction History Result

Lot #: #048 DEADLY MANTIS 1sheet '57 classic sci-fi!

Date Sold 12/16/2003
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Appears in Vintage Hollywood Posters 6

The image at right appears in the auction catalog we published as shown above and was sold long ago and we do NOT have it available for purchase.

Original Vintage Theatrical Folded One-Sheet Movie Poster (measures 27" x 41") (Learn More)

The Deadly Mantis, the 1957 Nathan Juran Universal giant insect praying mantis science fiction (sci-fi) monster horror thriller ("This was the day that engulfed the world in terror!"; "The most dangerous monster that ever lived!"; "Out of a million years ago...a thousand tons of horror!"; "Shattering the icy shackles!"; "Hungering for human prey!"; "Dwarfing man's machines!"; "Jet planes can't stop him"; "Flamethrowers no avail!"; "Trapped by science!"; "This was the day that engulfed the world in terror!") starring Craig Stevens, Alix Talton, William Hopper, Florenz Ames, and Donald Randolph
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Condition: very good. the poster has a small triangular area of paper loss (and tape stains around it in the yellow area below the "M" of "MANTIS"); there is a similar triangular area in the top left corner of the image, but fortunately the paper is still there although it is almost completely separated along the edges of the triangle (at one time there was a piece of tape on the back of the poster that held them in place, but that tape is gone and there is discoloration from the tape on the back, but it does not bleed through). There is tiny paper loss on one side of the triangle; there is a pair of staple holes in the top right of the image in the blue area above the mantis' arm and another pair of staple holes in the yellow area below the "I" of "MANTIS"; there is a pair of staple holes in each corner; there is a tape stain in the top of the right blank border; The poster is in better condition than the above makes it sound! Except for the defects described above, the poster is in nice condition, and the colors are bright and the paper is crisp. Its defects are basically easily correctable and would vanish if it were linenbacked and the poster would look wonderful!
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